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Woman who was set on fire by son dies, officials say

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Stanley Davis (Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office) Stanley Davis (Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Piedmont woman who deputies said was badly burned when her son set her on fire last month died Tuesday afternoon.

On Jan. 1, Anderson County deputies said 38-year-old Stanley Davis set his mother, Debra, ablaze at her River Road home and then went to a home of another family member on Langston Street, where he was shot by the family member.

Debra Davis, 61, was flown to a Georgia hospital for treatment, where she succumbed to her injuries at 1:53 p.m. Tuesday, according to Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore.

Shore said Debra Davis died from multiple system failure as a result of her injuries, and that her death has been ruled a homicide.

Investigators arrested Stanley Davis on Jan. 1 and charged him with attempted murder. Chad McBride, spokesman for the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, said investigators will meet Wednesday morning to determine if the charges will be upgraded.

Stanley Davis was being held at the county jail.

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