Lubbock mother allegedly set on fire by son dies

May 23, 2011 - 3:45 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A Lubbock woman has died two weeks after authorities say her son doused her with flammable liquid and set her on fire before trying to sexually assault a teacher at knifepoint at a school.

Bertha Bradley's husband, Shirley Ray Bradley, said the 69-year-old woman died Monday at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She sustained burns to more than half of her body on May 9.

Police say her son, George James Bradley, set her on fire in a Lubbock apartment before going to a nearby school where he tried to assault a teacher. The school superintendent helped free the teacher.

George Bradley remained jailed Monday on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and attempted sexual assault. His attorney and authorities didn't immediately return phone calls seeking comment.