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Lakeland woman burned by husband dies, police say

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Published:   |   Updated: March 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

A woman who was burned during an August domestic incident by a man who was shortly thereafter committed a carjacking and a burglary has died, Lakeland police said.

About 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Megan Kimbrough, 26, was found in her home badly burned. Police say her 32-year-old husband, Joshua, had doused her with gasoline and then set her on fire.

A few minutes later, police received a report of an armed carjacking at the Fast Stop, 820 E. Memorial. Then at 8:29 p.m., a home in the 900 block of Fenton Lane was burglarized and several credit cards were taken.

At 9:15 p.m., Kimbrough allegedly used one of the stolen credit cards at the Exxon-Mobil station at 3437 Highway 98 N., police said.

After an investigation, Kimbrough was taken into custody on Aug. 4 on charges of attempted murder, arson, armed carjacking, two counts of attempted kidnapping, false imprisonment, two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, resisting an officer without violence and an Orange County warrant on lewd and lascivious exhibition charge.

Megan Kimbrough was taken to a Tampa General Hospital with burns over more than 80 percent of her body. She died Saturday.

Detectives in the case have been in contact with the State Attorney's Office concerning further charges.

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