Daniel James Boldison admits to dousing Andrea Atkins-Greed with gasoline and setting her on fire

A 39-year-old man has admitted to dousing his partner with petrol and setting her on fire in the living room of her home in Perth’s southern suburbs.

Daniel James Boldison was due to face a jury in court next month, but today he pleaded guilty to a charge of causing serious harm to Andrea Atkins-Greed with intent to maim or disfigure her.

On the afternoon of August 23, 2020, Boldison covered part of the living room of Mrs. Atkins-Greed’s Medina home with an accelerator before dousing her and setting her on fire.

Mrs. Atkins-Greed, a mother of two, managed to run out of the house.

Andrea Atkins-Greed suffered burns to 35 percent of her body in the attack.Delivered

Neighbors came to her rescue and showered her while they waited for emergency services to arrive.

The 26-year-old, who suffered burns to 35 percent of her body, was rushed to hospital and was in a coma for several days.

Charge of attempted murder lowered

Boldison was originally charged with attempted murder, but the charges were later downgraded to grievous bodily harm.

A pile of charred clothing lies on a lawn next to a potted plant with nearly dead seedlings.
A pile of charred clothing was left on the lawn of the Medina estate.ABC News: Gavin Johns

He appeared in court today via a video link from Hakea Prison and admitted to committing the crime.

Boldison also pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm to a man on the same day.

A suburban street with parked cars in front of a dilapidated brick and tile house.
Mrs. Atkins-Greed managed to run out of the house and was helped by neighbors.ABC News: Gavin Johns

Another charge of causing criminal harm was dropped.

Judge Andrew Stavrianou ordered a psychological report on Boldison for his sentencing hearing.

He was again remanded in custody until he is due to appear in court in July, when a date can be set for his conviction.

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