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QLD Man To Be Sentenced For Burning Girlfriend

A Queensland man who caused permanent scarring to his teenage girlfriend after dousing her in petrol and setting her alight is expected to be sentenced.

Brae Taylor Lewis is facing potentially more than a decade in jail after being convicted by a jury last week of a malicious act intended to cause grievous bodily harm.

Beenleigh District Court heard the 19-year-old was arguing with his former girlfriend, Kyesha Finemore, before pouring a jerry can of fuel over her at a home in Marsden, south of Brisbane, on May 27, 2016.

Ms Finemore was left with permanent scarring to her arms, chest, abdomen, back and thighs.

She spent two days in an induced coma, with some burns so bad they burnt through her skin.

After a month in hospital, Ms Finemore was released but has had to undergo ongoing physical and mental treatment.

Lewis had become increasingly violent in the months leading up to the assault of Ms Finemore.

He has pleaded guilty to 10 other offences, including an assault where he punched a 16-year-old woman twice in the head.

The teenager is due to be sentenced at Beenleigh District Court on Friday.


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