Woman Accused Of Burning Boyfriend Gets Probation

MOUNT CLEMENS (WWJ/AP) – A Roseville woman who authorities said set her boyfriend on fire and chased him with a butcher knife has been sentenced to three years of probation and time already served.

Forty-year-old Sheila Golly was sentenced Tuesday in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens. She also was sentenced to 142 days in jail, with credit for time served. She pleaded guilty last month to assault with a dangerous weapon.

Her defense lawyer has said the plea agreement was in the best interests of all involved.

Police said the couple argued on January 2 about the 44-year-old man’s drinking. Police said Golly poured nail polish remover on him and then used a lighter to set him on fire.

“Acetone is nail polish remover — common in most homes.  It’s also highly flammable and she apparently knew this because she used it as a weapon in this case,” Roseville Deputy Police Chief James Berlin told WWJ Newsradio 950, following the incident.

The boyfriend was hospitalized with severe burns.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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