Man Who Allegedly Set Woman On Fire Pleads Guilty To Assault

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MAYVILLE – Jamestown man Luis Castro-Mojica plead guilty in Chautauqua County Court to first-degree assault Wednesday.

Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson told WNYNewsNow that Castro-Mojica plead guilty to a Class B violent felony, which carries the same weight as an attempted murder charge.

Swanson said that, as part of the deal, Castro-Mojica waived his right to appeal and the deal’s term calls for a sentence of 18-21 years in state prison.

Swanson added that the deal came after numerous consultations with the victim and their family.

In Dec. 2017, Castro-Mojica was taken into custody after Jamestown Police said he set a then 27-year-old woman on fire during a domestic dispute at 210 Thayer St.

The woman reportedly sustained severe burns to her face, head and torso. She was reportedly taken to UPMC WCA and was immediately airlifted to ECMC in Buffalo.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 25th.

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