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Father accused of setting fire that kills 4-year-old

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 4-year-old boy died from burns after his father allegedly doused his mother in a flammable liquid and set her on fire.

The boy, whose name was withheld, suffered third-degree burns on 73 percent of his body Monday night, Police Capt. Charlie Beck said. The boy died Tuesday at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, said spokeswoman Ann O'Brien.

The boy's father, Dwayne West, 29, was charged with attempted murder, and police said murder charges also would be filed.

The 32-year-old mother, whose name also was withheld, was treated for facial burns at Granada Hills Community Hospital and released.