Man Pleads Guilty to Fatally Burning his Girlfriend in Minneapolis

July 02, 2018 10:34 AM

The video above originally aired last September

A man who pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder and first-degree arson in the death of his girlfriend could face more than 52 years in jail when he is sentenced on July 24, Hennepin County prosecutors say.


A release from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Wyndale Fayson, 33, could be sentenced to 480 months in jail on the murder charge and 150 months on the arson charge. The two sentences would be served consecutively.

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According to the criminal complaint, police were called around 2:45 a.m. to an apartment on the 2900 block of Taylor Street NE in Minneapolis on Sept. 28. There, the woman identified as Vanessa Danielson told police Fayson had come by her apartment and had become angry. He reportedly threatened he would kill her by setting the apartment on fire.

Later that morning, police were again sent to the same address. This time, they found the upstairs apartment on fire, and Danielson was lying in the front yard badly burned. She died later that day.

RELATED: Man Accused of Lighting Girlfriend on Fire Charged

Fayson was reportedly found on his hands and knees three blocks away with severe burns to his body and allegedly heard saying he should not have gone back to the house.


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