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Man Who Set Ex-Girlfriend on Fire Broke Restraining Order, Planned to Leave Country

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The Broward man accused of setting his ex-girlfriend on fire at a mobile home park early this week was planning to make a quick escape before officials caught up with him.

Additionally, he had been ordered by the court not to have contact with her in the first place.

Reports from WSVN-TV and People magazine state that a prosecutor revealed in court that 40-year-old Noe Jimenez had purchased a bus ticket and was set to leave the country to Mexico on Thursday.

The information comes as Jimenez is accused of pouring a liquid on the woman before setting her on fire and leaving her to die.

The scary situation was captured on nearby surveillance video.

It all took place around 4:30 a.m. last Monday near NW 54th Street and 43rd Avenue, despite the fact that the victim had obtained a restraining order against Jimenez.

The woman, who officials say suffered burns to 99 percent of her body, is not expected to survive.

Meanwhile, Jimenez faces charges of attempted first-degree murder as well as arson.

He is being held without bond at the Broward County Jail.