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Woman to Hartford PD: I burned him alive

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The following photo of Julia Rivera was provided by the Hartford Police Department. The following photo of Julia Rivera was provided by the Hartford Police Department.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Hartford police arrested a woman who they said admitted to them that she tried to kill her boyfriend by setting him on fire.

Police were called to 116 South St., after getting a 911 call from a woman saying she burned her boyfriend to death and she would be waiting for police outside the home.

Officers arrived at the home and were met by the woman, identified as 47-year-old Julia Rivera, who told them, "Arrest me. I did it. I burned him alive."

Rivera was handcuffed and placed into the police cruiser while officers ran into the home to look for the victim. However, police said, the victim was able to run from the home.

The victim was located at 18 South St., and was suffering from second-degree burns over 70 percent of his body. He was brought to Bridgeport Hospital's Burn Unit and is listed in critical condition.

Rivera complained of chest pains and was brought to Hartford Hospital.

She was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, criminal violation of a protective order and disorderly conduct.

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