Man accused of setting wife on fire in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Jamestown responded to a report of a woman being set on fire Tuesday night.

Authorities went to Thayer St. around 11:40 p.m. and found a 27-year-old woman with severe burns to her face, head and torso.

According to police, the victim had been doused in a flammable substance before she was set on fire.

The woman was taken to UPMC WCA Hospital before being airlifted to ECMC. She is reported to be in critical condition.

Her husband, Luis Castro-Mojica, 37, was taken into custody and charged with assault. As of Wednesday morning, he was in the city jail waiting to be arraigned on the charge.

Police say Castro-Mojica was additionally wanted on three other domestic incident warrants related to a previous incident.

Additional charges are expected as police continue their investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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