Prosecution rests in trial for woman accused of lighting husband on fire

Shriya Biman Patel
Shriya Biman Patel

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Defense attorneys for the Austin woman accused of setting her husband on fire will make their case tomorrow.

Investigators say Shriya Patel planned the attack and lured her husband, Bimal, into the bathroom for a massage, then dumped gasoline on him and lit him on fire.

But the defense says Bimal’s death was a suicide and that he set himself on fire.

Closing arguments could happen by Friday afternoon.

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