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Burn Victim's Condition Upgraded

Steve Lackmeyer Published: April 17, 1995

Tressa Bebout, the 6-year-old girl doused with gasoline and set on fire last month, was upgraded from serious to fair condition Sunday in a Galveston, Texas hospital where she is being treated for her burns.

Bebout was severely burned when she and her mother, Anita, 42, were set on fire during an attack in southwest Oklahoma City on March 28.

Anita Bebout died at Baptist Medical Center on Friday.

Tressa Bebout was moved from Oklahoma Children's Hospital to Shriners Burns Institute in Galveston on April 7, where she has been promised free specialized care until she turns 18.

Prosecutors have announced they plan to amend charges today to include murder against Napoleon Lewis Jr., 38, Anita Bebout's ex-boyfriend.

Lewis remained in the Oklahoma County Jail without bond Sunday night on charges of attempting to maim and kill, use of an explosive to injure, child abuse and stalking.

Relatives of Anita Bebout said she lived with Lewis on and off for three years, then broke up with him a year ago. Lewis told reporters he was upset with Anita Bebout because she was with another man. BIOG: NAME:

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