Dawn Hensley, a 41-year-old white woman, was killed Friday, Dec. 25, when she was set on fire in the 1500 block of Cordova Street in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Pomona police officers were called to the scene after neighbors reported seeing a person later identified as Hensley run out of her home engulfed in flames, according to a department news release.
Hensley collapsed on the street and neighbors came to help her until Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics arrived, according to the release. She was taken to a nearby hospital with severe burns, and she was pronounced dead at 1:44 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
According to Pomona police investigators, Hensley got into a heated argument with the father of her children, Clarence Duwell Dear, a 51-year-old black man, and the argument turned physical. Dear allegedly chased Hensley ...