Orlando, FL – Late Friday night, John Luther, 31, and his fiancée had returned from dinner and drinks when he asked for money to go out, according to police. She reportedly claimed to be broke and went to bed. Bitch.
Police records state Luther responded by dousing the woman’s head with gasoline and igniting her pillow with a lighter. The record goes on to say that Luther then started to “put the fire out with his hands” and “left the residence … to go out drinking.” The fiancée reportely went to the living room and fell asleep with her dog. I am guessing because her pillow was all burned and everything…
According to the arrest report, approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours later Luther returned to the residence and – in an intoxicated state – woke his fiancée to advise her that the house was full of smoke.
Police arriving at the couple’s home noted “extensive structural (fire) damage” to a corner of the house and the woman smelling of gasoline. Records say that Luther told his girlfriend to cite the Fifth Amendment when police asked what happened. The fiancée refused medical care.
Because of the burns to Luther’s hands from his attempts to put out the fire, Luther was hospitalized. It was reported that Luther twice tried to leave the hospital. The first time he was reportedly located by a nurse who followed a trail of blood left by his dripping IV line. The second time, Luther was discovered by police waiting outside the emergency room for a taxi.
Police charged Luther with attempted first-degree murder, arson of a dwelling, and violation of probation on a previous conviction in Lake County for trafficking in stolen property. Court records show pasts arrests for domestic violence. Luther remains held without bail in the Orange County Jail.
And before any of you women out there get any crazy ideas… he’s engaged!Tags: Arson, Attempted Murder, Domestic Violence, Florida, John Luther