MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The man accused of dousing his estranged wife with gasoline and setting her on fire faced a judge Wednesday morning.READ MORE: 'Much More Dire': Coast Guard Ramps Up Search For 38 Missing Boaters Missing For Five Days
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.READ MORE: Miami's Overheated Home Prices Continue While Experts Say Red Hot Housing Market Starting To Losing Steam
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.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Site Finder
The Broward County judge denied bond for De Armas on his most serious charges, which include premeditated attempted murder.