Woman arrested in connection with fatal beating, burning of man in west Houston

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 5, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Updated Sunday, May 5 at 7:20 PM

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HOUSTON - One of the three suspects wanted for a brutal crime in west Houston last month has been arrested.

Investigators with the Houston Police Department said that 18-year-old Esterell Simpson was arrested in Louisiana, and is charged with murder.

Police said that Simpson and two other suspects were caught on surveillance cameras near the scene where 30-year-old Carlos Hernandez was beaten and then set on fire. Hernandez suffered burns to 92 percent of his body.

The assault happened on April 21 outside the victim’s apartment on Witte Road.

Witnesses told police they saw two men beating Hernandez, and then saw a woman set him on fire. The other two suspects are still on the run.

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