LA Dancer Burned in Attack has Skin Grafts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An exotic dancer who was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire is in critical but stable condition after undergoing skin grafts since the Feb. 5 attack.

Roberta Busby, a mother of two children, remained in intensive care Tuesday at the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks with second- and third-degree burns over 40 percent of her body.

Relatives say the 27-year-old dancer will remain hospitalized for several more weeks and require more surgery.

Her brother Rodrigo Busby says the Simi Valley woman was burned
from her waist to her face and can barely talk because of her injuries. Relatives are caring for her two daughters, ages 5 and 8.

Twenty-nine-year-old Rianne Theriault-Odom has pleaded not
guilty to attempted murder, mayhem and torture and is being held on
$1 million bail.


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