Detroit man granted $5,000 bail days after 'setting his pregnant girlfriend on ...

Detroit man granted $5,000 bail days after 'setting his pregnant girlfriend on ...
Detroit man granted $5,000 bail days after 'setting his pregnant girlfriend on ...

Devonne Marsh, 42, (pictured) was granted a $5,000 bond after he allegedly set fire to his girlfriend who was 27 weeks pregnant with twins, burning 60 percent of her body

Devonne Marsh, 42, (pictured) was granted a $5,000 bond after he allegedly set fire to his girlfriend who was 27 weeks pregnant with twins, burning 60 percent of her body

A Detroit drug dealer was granted a $5,000 bond after he allegedly set fire to his girlfriend who was 27 weeks pregnant with twins, burning 60 percent of her body. 

Devonne Marsh, 42, reportedly doused his 26-year-old girlfriend with lighter fluid and ignited her on fire after the pair had an argument. 

Police told the Macomb Daily the pregnant mom was being held against her will and tortured. She was afraid to come forward fearing retaliation from Marsh.

She currently remains hospitalized in critical condition.  

Marsh was charged with attempted murder, assault and battery of a pregnant individual, domestic violence, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, delivery/manufacturing of controlled substances, felony possession, felonious assault and felony firearm. 

Despite his at least two decades-long criminal record - which includes numerous violent crime and drug dealing charges - Marsh was awarded a $50,000 bail, meaning be could be released on a $5,000 bond.

Veteran Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, who supports bail reform, is filing a motion to have his bail increased due to the severity of the crime.

'His original bond was woefully inadequate, and we will be seeking a more appropriate bond given these charges,' Worthy told WWJ 950 radio

Veteran Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy (pictured last August), who supports bail reform, is filing a motion to have Marsh's bail increased due to the severity of the crime. She said: 'His original bond was woefully inadequate, and we will be seeking a more appropriate bond given these charges'

Veteran Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy (pictured last August), who supports bail reform, is filing a motion to have Marsh's bail increased due to the severity of the crime. She said: 'His original bond was woefully inadequate, and we will be seeking a more appropriate bond given these charges'

Detroit police responded to a residence on Packard Street on January 14 after receiving reports that a woman was being kept captive against her will.

When officers arrived on scene, they found the pregnant mom lying on a bed in the basement with severe burns to her legs and stomach.

She was taken to an area hospital and remains critical. It is unclear if her unborn babies will survive.

Police, rallying behind the domestic violence survivor, have called the heinous crime 'unimaginable' and commend her for

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