PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - A Pensacola teenager died from injuries she sustained afterbeing set on fire. This disturbing incident happened two weeks ago.Audreanna Zimmerman lost her battle Thursday night. The leadinvestigator in the incident said the suspects have beencaught.
Zimmerman suffered from burns across most of her body. Deputiessaid it also appears she had been beaten. She was taken to USAMedical Center for treatment where authorities say she died withoutever regaining consciousness from her injuries.
"As far as the severity of it, the burns, it was bad," said TomWatts.
Watts is the lead investigator for the case. He's been workingdiligently on it and the work paid off. The suspects in the casewere taken into custody. Tina Brown, Heather Lee, and BritneeMiller are all being charged. Watts said the girls knew each otherbecause they lived in the same mobile home park. As far as whyZimmerman was set on fire, that answer is still beinginvestigated.
"We've got a lot of information on that. We're still figuring itout, but most of the information we've gotten is that it's anongoing feud. One day they would be fighting and the next day theywould be friends," Watts said.
Watts said he learned of Zimmerman's death Friday morning. Hesaid he hopes Zimmerman's family gets some relief from the arrestsmade.
"I have been in contact with them letting them know we're doingeverything we can," said Watts.
All three suspects are facing charges of homicide andpremeditated murder. The suspects were taken into custody Friday inthe Lincoln Park subdivision.
FOX10 spoke with Zimmerman's father who said, "He is deeplysaddened by the loss of his daughter".
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