Queens woman set boyfriend ablaze in fire that killed four, cops say
BY NICOLE BODE and SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
An incensed woman who allegedly set her boyfriend on fire, starting a blaze in their Queens building that killed him and a neighboring family, was arrested Thursday night, law enforcement sources said.
Agnes Bermudez, 47, who has been in Jacobi Medical Center with severe burns since the June blaze, was charged with four counts of murder, arson, assault and reckless endangerment, sources said.
Bermudez allegedly confronted William Salazar, 32, in their second-floor Middle Village apartment after a night of clubbing, police said.
She doused him with carpet cleaner and set him aflame, catching herself on fire as well.
The fast-moving blaze spread to an upstairs apartment, killing three members of the same family - Heriberto Garcia-Vera, 68; his wife, Flor Sandoval, 48; and their son, Felipe Garcia-Vera, 20.
Salazar died four days later.
"She lost control," Rene Salazar told the Daily News Thursday night about his dead son's relationship with Bermudez. "She loved my son too much. Too, too much."