MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman who police say was set on fire by an abusive ex-boyfriend has died.
Martha Cook passed away overnight, according to a message posted by her mother on Facebook.
Nedra Cook wrote, “Thanks for the prayers. My daughter has now passed on.”
Cook was reportedly set on fire inside her Blytheville, Arkansas home and had third-degree burns over 75% of her body.
Police have charged 25-year-old Kordarro Woodard with attempted murder, domestic battery, and violation of a no-contact order.
“I’m told when she got home, this Kordarro animal had broken into her house, and she was running some bath water. He threw gasoline on her and set her a fire,” Nedra Cook told WREG earlier this week.
Cook said her daughter was in an abusive relationship with Woodard for a while.