North Texas woman set on fire, speaks out

Posted at 9:48 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 22:48:11-05
PHOTO: Suspect sets two women on fire (KETK)


PALESTINE, TX (KETK)- A woman who was burned when a robber at a convenience store set her and her friend on fire, spoke about the ordeal Tuesday.

Della Witt-Denizeri was visiting her friend, a clerk at a convenience store when a man entered the store demanding cash.

He forced the two women to sit on the floor.

He then bound them with duct tape, doused them with lighter fluid and set Witt-Denizeri on fire.

She suffered burns to her head, face and neck, and hair.

At the news conference, Witt-Denizeri got a chance to hug the officers who helped her.

Della Witt-Denizeri said, “He had the gun. I had no idea about the fire. I really anticipated being shot in the head. I didn’t anticipate a fire at all, had no idea until he started throwing it on us, throwing the fluid.

The suspect got away in a white Chevy vehicle and is still at large.