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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The man accused of dousing his estranged wife with gasoline and setting her on fire faced a judge Wednesday morning.

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Investigators said 47-year-old Noel Garcia De Armas started the fire Monday morning after the couple had a dispute in a parking lot in plantation.

At some point, they say, he poured gasoline on her and set her on fire while inside a red Honda before he drove off in a white Ford F-350 dually Super Crew cab pick-up truck.

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A nurse arriving to work at a nearby clinic jumped in to help.

Rescue crews rushed the woman to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s burn unit with burns over a large portion of her body. At last check, she was in critical condition.

Investigators believed De Armas may have been trying to get out of the country.

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The Broward County judge denied bond for De Armas on his most serious charges, which include premeditated attempted murder.