Howard Stewart is arraigned on charges that he lit his girlfriend on fire.
Updated: Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009, 11:59 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009, 11:59 AM EST
New Haven (WTNH) - A New Haven man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire made a tearful appearance before a judge today.
Howard Stewart is facing arson and assault charges stemming from the November 15th incident. He pled not guilty.
The victim remains hospitalized with burns on over 40-percent of her body. Stewart allegedly also threw accelerant on the victim's 12-year old daughter, but she was not burned.
Stewart is due back in court December 9th.