By ALYSSA NEWCOMB (@alyssanewcomb)
June 12, 2012
A Florida man who was seen setting fire to the mother of his child on a 7-Eleven surveillance video was denied bail today.
Roosevelt Mondesir, 52, is charged with attempted first-degree murder. The harrowing moments of what was supposed to be a simple custody exchange of the couple’s 4-year-old son were captured Monday on the security camera at the Boynton Beach gas station.
The woman, who police are not identifying, was seen pulling into the 7-Eleven in her silver Mercedes. Police would not say what the was relationship between the couple.
Mondesir then pulled into the station in his white Jaguar, without their child. When the woman realized her son was not in the car, she tried to leave.
Mondesir then threw “gasoline on her vehicle and her body,” according to police.
“The victim began to run from the defendent, but was chased down at which point the defendant threw fire onto the victim and she became engulfed in flames,” the charging document stated…
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