1M Bail Set, Idaho Man Charged With Burning Girlfriend - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

1M Bail Set, Idaho Man Charged With Burning Girlfriend

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - A state judge in Idaho set bail at $1 million for a Nampa man charged with pouring lighter fluid on his girlfriend and setting her on fire.

KBOI-TV reports 3rd District Judge George Southworth told 32-year-old Jesus Montes on Monday that he believed a high bond was necessary to protect society.

Police say Montes set his girlfriend on fire after an argument on Saturday evening. Prosecutors said Monday she was hospitalized in critical condition.

Montes is charged with felony aggravated arson and battery charges. Prosecutors say he has previous convictions for domestic battery in the presence of a child and driving under the influence.


      
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