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2010-05-14 / Front Page

Burn Victim Dies

Donald Washington of Lincoln died Sunday morning at a nursing home in San Antonio. He had just been moved from Brooke Army Medical Center on Friday, where he had been treated for burns over 35% of his body.

Washington had been in Brooke’s since February, after being transferred there from Brackenridge Hospital in Austin. An autopsy has been ordered, the results of which are several weeks away.

On Thursday, February 18, 2010, Washington received burns to his chest and face while at his home on CR 442 in Lincoln. He was taken to Brackenridge by a family member at about 8 p.m.

The Lee County Sheriff ’s Department was notified by Brackenridge about at about 10:49 that night. A relative of Washington told Lee County Sheriff’s investigators that his nephew, Montrell Jarrard Washington, may have set him on fire.

The Lee County Grand Jury indicted Montrell Jarrard Washington, age 21 from Houston, on May 4 for Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury, in reference to this case. The indictment was handed down before his uncle died.

Investigators are waiting for the results of the autopsy to see whether or not the man died as a result of his burn injuries.

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