Kyesha Finemore has spent two years recovering from the physical and emotional pain her ex-boyfriend caused her when he set her alight during an argument at their Queensland home. Yesterday, she saw him convicted over the attack that left her with horrific burns and fighting for her life.
In May 2016, then-17-year-old Brae Taylor Lewis threw petrol at his girlfriend while outside their home in Marsden, Logan. He then set her alight.
“I remember being in scorching pain after the flames were put off,” Kyesha told Seven News outside Beenleigh District Court on Thursday.
The attack left Kyesha, then 17, with serious burns to her arms, legs and upper body. Her injuries were so severe that she had to be placed in an induced coma for 24 hours at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
“I was in hospital for about a week and then because my heart was so weak I couldn’t go for a surgery. I had to heal first and then I had to go back through it all again because I had to go for surgery. I went for three.”