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2 arrested after dancer set on fire

February 5, 2009 9:36:39 AM PST
Police have arrested two suspects for allegedly setting an exotic dancer on fire outside a valley nightclub.Police and U.S. Marshals took Nathaniel Petrillo, 22, and Rianne Celine Theriault-Odom, 27, into custody on Monday at about 5 p.m. at a hotel not far from the Babes and Beer nightclub where the attack took place.

The two were booked at the LAPD's Parker Center headquarters for the attempted murder of 27-year-old Roberta Dos Santo Busby.

Busby was doused with gasoline and set on fire at about 1:30 a.m. last Thursday. She suffered burns on over 60 percent of her body.

Busby, a mother of two, is in critical condition at the Grossman Burn Center. She has undergone the first of several skin grafts.

Petrillo is being in held in lieu of $500,000 bail, and Theriault-Odom is being held without bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Web site.

City News Service contributed to this story.


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