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LOWELL (AP) – A man charged with intentionally setting his wife on fire in a bathtub at their Massachusetts home was ordered held without bail Friday pending a future hearing.

Santos Lebron De Los Santo, 42, of Lowell, followed his wife into the bathroom on Wednesday with a gas can and a lighter, prosecutors said. While she was in the bathtub, prosecutors say he doused her with gasoline and set her on fire.

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The woman suffered serious burns to most of her body and is in critical condition, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office.

Authorities say officers arrived on the scene after a passerby called 911 to report that she could see a fire inside the home.

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De Los Santo was arraigned Friday on a charge of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury. The judge ordered him held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing later this month.

An email seeking comment was sent to an attorney for De Los Santo.

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