Texas 19-year-old Emma Presler accused of setting man on fire, killing him


A Texas 19-year-old who was charged over the murder of a woman last year is on the run after she was accused of setting a couple on fire — killing a man and leaving his girlfriend fighting for her life.

Emma Presler was charged with murder on Monday after police say she broke into 33-year-old Devin Graham’s Houston home on Aug. 6 before dousing him in a flammable liquid and setting him alight.

His girlfriend Karissa Lindros, 26, was also in the home at the time and suffered severe burns to 70 percent of her body.

Both victims were airlifted to hospital, but Graham — a father of three — later died days later.

Before he died, police said Graham told them a woman had broken in and poured the unknown substance on him.

Houston police said they later determined the suspect to be Presler. They announced the charge against Presler earlier this week but she is still on the run.

Emma Presler has been charged with murder of Devin Graham’s and is on the run, police said.
Houston Police Department

Police have not disclosed a motive for the deadly attack but relatives told ABC13 that Presler knew the girlfriend.

It is the second time in a year that Presler has been charged with murder.

The teenager was first charged following the shooting death of 20-year-old disabled woman, Sierra Rhodd, in September last year.

Firefighters put out a blaze at Devin Graham's home.
Before dying, police say that Devin Graham told them a woman broke into his Houston home and set him on fire using a flammable liquid.
Firefighters put out a blaze at Devin Graham's home.
Devin Graham’s girlfriend Karissa Lindros suffered severe burns to 70 percent of her body.

Rhodd, who had cerebral palsy, was shot dead through her bedroom window while she was sleeping.

Presler was accused of being the getaway driver.

That murder charge against Presler was later dropped after a judge found there was a lack of evidence she was actually involved.

Presler’s boyfriend at the time and three others have since been arrested and charged with Rhodd’s murder.

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