Carol Gilmore of Moab remains hospitalized with severe burns after being set on fire, allegedly by Andrew Todd Curtis, also of Moab. Curtis was arrested and charged with attempted aggravated murder for the Oct. 22 attack at a Murray hotel.
Police have not identified the woman, but a GoFundMe page identifies the victim as Gilmore.
As reported in the Deseret News, Curtis has a violent criminal history and was recently released from prison for stabbing a man to death outside a Moab restaurant in 2010. Previously, he served eight years on a 2002 conviction for two counts of attempted murder related to a shooting incident in the parking lot of the Rio bar.
Curtis is being held without bail in the Salt Lake County jail and faces a sentence of five years to life in prison if he’s convicted.
Jaime Holland, a friend of the victim’s sister, set up a GoFundMe account to benefit Gilmore’s family as they relocate to be closer to Gilmore and to help pay for her future care.
“She has a 4-year-old son, who she would do anything for,” Holland wrote on the GoFundMe page. “She and her family need help financially so she can fight this and win, and return to her son.”
To donate, go to www.gofundme.com/f/help-carol-gilmore.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or dating violence, resources are available to help. If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, call 911.
Serving Grand County and southeastern Utah, Seekhaven Family Crisis & Resource Center’s crisis call services are available 24/7 by calling 435-259-2229.
Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and helps them rebuild their lives, providing services including client advocacy, emergency shelter and transition assistance.