published Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Security camera shows Tennessee boy setting self on fire

KNOXVILLE — An 11-year-old North Knoxville boy on Wednesday was filling a cup with gasoline that spilled on him in his backyard before he lit a lighter, setting himself on fire.

Xaviar Graves was transported to the Burn Care Unit of Shriners Hospital for Children in Cincinnati, Ohio, after initially being taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk said.

He was listed in serious condition at the Shriners Hospital.

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