Source: Ex-Boyfriend Expected to be Charged for Fatally Burning Minneapolis Woman

September 28, 2017 10:09 PM

A man suspected of attacking his ex-girlfriend twice within a matter of hours, then fatally burning her is expected to be charged with murder Friday.

The blaze that damaged a Minneapolis duplex Thursday morning also left Wyndale Fayson, 32, with third-degree burns on his hands, according to a source.


The source said Fayson returned to the duplex on the 2900 block of Taylor Street Northeast early Thursday. Police received a call between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m. from a neighbor who lived downstairs. That neighbor said the woman could be heard screaming, and the neighbor believed Fayson was back in her apartment attacking her.

The neighbor told police Fayson was believed to carry a gun, the source said.

RELATED: Woman Injured in Minneapolis Fire Dies

Shortly thereafter, neighbors observed the woman run from the apartment engulfed in flames.

The source said the woman originally called police between 3 and 3:30 a.m. Thursday to report a domestic violence situation. But when officers arrived, they could not find Fayson and left the scene.

RELATED: 1 Dead, 1 in Critical Condition Taken to Hospital Following Fire in Minneapolis

When authorities arrived at the fire, they found the woman badly burned across the street, police said.

The woman was transported in critical condition to Hennepin County Medical Center, where she later died, Minneapolis police confirmed Thursday afternoon.

Police said Fayson was arrested on the 900 block of 29th Avenue Northeast - about a block from the duplex.

Minneapolis firefighters searched the basement, first and second floors and determined the fire appeared to have been contained to the second floor.

The fire department reported the majority of the fire had been extinguished by roughly 7 a.m.

Fayson's criminal record shows numerous convictions, including one for domestic abuse/violating an order of protection in 2014, and a conviction for criminal trespassing after refusing to depart the premises in 2015. His most recent conviction was for obstructing the legal process in 2016.



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