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Tucson man accused in burning death facing trial

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TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

A Tucson man accused of setting a woman on fire in 2008 will stand trial after turning down a plea agreement.

Pima County prosecutors say 55-year-old Anthony Lewis could have gotten a life sentence with release possible after 25 years.

If he's convicted in the death of 44-year-old Angela Hudson, Lewis could be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Arizona Daily Star says Lewis' trial is scheduled to begin in June.

Lewis was arrested in Washington state a month after the September 2008 incident.

Police believe Hudson was home alone when Lewis got into her home and doused her with a flammable liquid before setting her on fire.

She suffered burns to 35 percent of her upper body and died five months later.

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