Curtis Reed was sentenced Thursday in Ramsey County District Court to 12 years in prison after he set his girlfriend's son on fire last summer.
Reed sprayed the victim, Antoine Willis Jr., with lighter fluid before he set him on fire, according to authorities. Police said that Willis proceeded to run out of the house with a basketball-sized around his head.
Willis attended sentencing on Thursday but declined to speak with reporters. Other than scars on the side of his neck, Willis appeared to be in good physical condition.
Reed and his girlfriend got in a verbal dispute around 3 a.m. on July 20th when Willis tried to breakup the conflict, according to court records. Willis grabbed Reed around the neck while two of Willis's friends punched Reed. Reed reportedly told Willis "You got me" before adding "Don't got to sleep," according to witnesses.
Willis was awakened just before 7 a.m. by liquid being poured on his head before he felt fire. He was later hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns to the head, neck, and torso.