A man who splashed fuel on a woman before flicking a lighter that set her on fire has been sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in jail.
Brae Taylor Lewis’ “horrendous and disgraceful” actions left the woman with burns so bad she spent days in an induced coma and nearly a month in hospital after the attack in May 2016.
The 22-year-old man pleaded guilty to one count of malicious act with intent in the Brisbane District Court.
The court heard fuel splashed on the woman when Lewis threw a beer bottle containing the flammable liquid at her.
“She put her hands up in front of herself and as that happened the defendant extended his left hand and flicked the lighter that he held in his left hand,” crown prosecutor Elizabeth Kelso earlier told the…