Leigh Ann Sepelyak’s [left], body was found in her home Monday night. In July she had set her boyfriend Grady Spencer [right], on fire in his sleep, then doused him with buckets of urine in a bid to put out the fire
A Pennsylvania woman accused of setting her sleeping boyfriend on fire and throwing buckets of urine on him to put out the flames has died of an apparent heroin overdose.
Leigh Ann Sepelyak, who was 39, was facing attempted homicide and other charges in last month’s attack of Grady Spencer in her Tarentum home.
Sepelyak’s body was found Monday night in the same residence, authorities say. An unidentified man was trying to perform CPR on her as police arrived, according to the Tribune-Review.
Heroin packets with names such as “Redrum,” “OJ Simpson” and “Tuna” stamped on the bags were found in the home. Other paraphernalia and a needle were also recovered, Tarentum Police Chief William Vakulick said.
Grady Spencer was asleep on this mattress when his girlfriend Leigh Ann Sepelyak set him on fire
Leigh Ann Sepelyak doused the sleeping Spencer Grady with Gasoline from this can and set him on fire while he was asleep
Last month police in Penn Hill, Pennsylvania allege, Leigh Ann Sepelyak set her sleeping boyfriend, Grady Spencer, on fire and then threw buckets of urine on him to extinguish the flames.|
Penn Hills Police Chief Howard Burton said Sepelyak and the Spencer argued early that evening, and after he fell asleep, she doused him with gasoline and set him ablaze.
Her parents live upstairs, heard the man’s screams and rushed into the room. Burton says Sepelyak then threw at least two buckets of urine on him.
The couple had been urinating in buckets as to not disturb her parents.
Sepelyak was charged in Allegheny County with attempted homicide and arson. Court records don’t list an attorney for her, and a listed phone number couldn’t be found Tuesday.
Spencer’s injuries, police said were not life-threatening.
Burn victim Grady Spencer in hospital after Leigh Ann Sepelyak set Grady Spencer set him on fire in his sleep
Grady and Sepelyak tried to cover the ‘fire’ incident, but charges were still brought by the authorities
Both Sepelyak and Spencer claimed that she accidentally set him on fire in July after gasoline was spilled on his legs, according to the Tribune-Review.
The couple had been urinating in buckets so they wouldn’t disturb her parents who lived upstairs.
Despite their claims, she was still hit with multiple charges, including attempted homicide, aggravated assault and arson.
“I put the fire out, I saved his life,” Sepelyak told the Tribune-Review last month. “They (the police) won’t listen to me — it’s frustrating.”
Sepelyak had been free on bond.