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Opening statements in the trial of a man accused of setting a woman on fire

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Opening statements were made today in the trial involving a man accused of setting a woman on fire in 2022.

Back in April, investigators say 54-year-old Troy Parker set Fantasia Stone on fire after an argument. Stone had burns on more than 80 percent of her body, and soot was found in her nose and lungs. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Loved ones grieve Rochester mother whose burned body was found in Jefferson Ave. apartment building

This confirms that Stone was still alive when the fire began.

Parker, who was charged with second-degree murder and arson, has pleaded not guilty.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Opening statements were made today in the trial involving a man accused of setting a woman on fire in 2022.

Back in April, investigators say 54-year-old Troy Parker set Fantasia Stone on fire after an argument. Stone had burns on more than 80 percent of her body, and soot was found in her nose and lungs. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
Loved ones grieve Rochester mother whose burned body was found in Jefferson Ave. apartment building
This confirms that Stone was still alive when the fire began.

Parker, who was charged with second-degree murder and arson, has pleaded not guilty. Read More NewsRochesterFirst  

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