updated 9/28/2006 3:49:57 PM ET 2006-09-28T19:49:57

A man and his younger brother poured gasoline on his estranged girlfriend and set her on fire, leaving her with severe burns, the sheriff said.

The brothers were arrested and booked on a count of attempted murder of the 25-year-old woman, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said.

The sheriff’s office said Aquendius Landry, 28, and Larmatina Landry, 24, drove the woman to a remote roadway late Tuesday, then drenched her with gasoline and set her on fire early Wednesday.

The woman, who has two children with Aquendius Landry, has burns over 60 percent of her body, Waguespack said.

“This person was tortured. It was a brutal crime and at best this woman has a horrible recovery ahead of her, or she won’t make it at all,” he said.

Waguespack said he will request that the brothers remain in custody without bond because of the severity of the crime.

The couple had a history of abuse arrests, Waguespack said.

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