South Hill woman who died after being set afire identified

Staff writerMay 20, 2014 

A woman who died weeks after being set on fire at her South Hill home was identified Tuesday as 34-year-old Maria Bazan.

Bazan died Sunday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she’d been since the May 1 incident in the Hidden Glen Mobile Park.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged Bazan’s boyfriend, Angel Reyes, with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree arson and resisting arrest. He remains jailed on $1 million bail.

Charges had not yet been amended Tuesday.

Reyes, 39, allegedly set Bazan on fire during an argument about whether she’d reconnected with an ex-boyfriend. The fire injured both of them and destroyed their mobile home in the 7600 block of 159th Street East.

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