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Woman reveals she felt her skin burning off after she was set alight by her ex-boyfriend

A young woman has revealed the physical and emotional torment she has suffered since her boyfriend set her on fire.

Brae Lewis, 19, has pleaded guilty to dousing his girlfriend Kyesha Finemore in petrol before setting her alight in Marsden, south of Brisbane, in May 2016.

With burns covering almost her entire body, Ms Finemore, then aged 17, was left in a coma, fighting for her life after the attack.

Ms Finemore spoke out about her suffering this week after Lewis pleaded guilty, Seven News reported.

 

A young woman has revealed the physical and emotional torment she has suffered since her boyfriend set her on fire

Brae Lewis has pleaded guilty to dousing his girlfriend Kyesha Finemore in petrol before setting her alight in Marsden, south of Brisbane in May 2016

Brae Lewis has pleaded guilty to dousing his girlfriend Kyesha Finemore in petrol before setting her alight in Marsden, south of Brisbane in May 2016

Ms Finemore, then aged 17, was left in a coma and fighting for her life after the attack 

Ms Finemore, then aged 17, was left in a coma and fighting for her life after the attack 

Burns covered almost her entire body, and after Lewis pleaded guilty Ms Finemore spoke out about her suffering

Burns covered almost her entire body, and after Lewis pleaded guilty Ms Finemore spoke out about her suffering

‘I remember being in scorching pain,’ she said. 

‘There’s days that I walk out of my house and I have to walk straight back in because I don’t want to be stared at.’

The couple were arguing before Lewis threw petrol on Ms Finemore and set her on fire.

‘I don’t see that you could do something so horrific to someone that you love.’

Her mother Melissa Cooke said the ordeal has been ‘stressful’.

Ms Finemore has used a Facebook page to post updates on her recovery.

At the time of the horrific attack, neighbours rushed to the house after hearing screams coming from the property.

The incident stemmed from an argument, before Lewis threw petrol on Ms Finemore and set her on fire

The incident stemmed from an argument, before Lewis threw petrol on Ms Finemore and set her on fire

Her mother Melissa Cooke said the ordeal has been 'stressful'. Ms Finemore has used a Facebook page to post updates on her recovery

Her mother Melissa Cooke said the ordeal has been ‘stressful’. Ms Finemore has used a Facebook page to post updates on her recovery

Her mother Melissa Cooke said the ordeal has been 'stressful'. Ms Finemore has used a Facebook page to post updates on her recovery

Her mother Melissa Cooke said the ordeal has been ‘stressful’. Ms Finemore has used a Facebook page to post updates on her recovery

Ms Finemore suffered severe burns to her arms, legs and upper body.

She was immediately taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for treatment. 

Lewis’ defence claimed he thought the can of petrol was closed when he threw it at Ms Finemore, and that he didn’t intend to set her on fire.

A jury took less than two hours to convict Lewis.

Lewis will return to the Beenleigh Courthouse on Friday for sentencing.

Ms Finemore suffered severe burns to her arms, legs and upper body

Ms Finemore suffered severe burns to her arms, legs and upper body

She was immediately taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital for treatment

She was immediately taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for treatment

 



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