Man douses pregnant girlfriend with alcohol, sets her on fire, police say

Victim to recover; unborn baby OK

BALCONES HEIGHTS, Texas – A woman is recovering from severe burns after her boyfriend doused her with alcohol and set her on fire, police said.

Terri Calvert said she desperately needs help protecting her daughter, 38-year-old Angelique Christianson, from boyfriend Bryan Hoover.

Calvert said Hoover has a history of beating and even cutting Christianson in the past.

“On Mother's Day, he had wrapped a tie around her neck and was choking her," Calvert said. "He's always sorry afterwards.”

On Sunday, Hoover allegedly sprayed Christianson with alcohol and set her on fire.

“This time, when she told him, 'No, we're done for good,' he picked up with a bottle of alcohol and squirted it all over her and lit it on fire,” Calvert said.

Balcones Heights police said Hoover has had several run-ins with the law in the past.

“From what we gathered from a background search, he does have some issues as far as with assault right now," Balcones Heights Police Chief John Jahanara said.