Father Accused of Setting Fire to a Car With His 3-Year-Old Son Inside: What We Know

Father Accused of Setting Fire to a Car With His 3-Year-Old Son Inside: What We Know

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🚨 The Gist: Joshua Bennett Dornellas, a South Carolina father, allegedly kidnapped his 3-year-old son, Bennett, and led authorities on a chase into Georgia, where he set the vehicle on fire with the child inside.

What’s Happening:

  • The alleged abduction followed a domestic dispute between Dornellas and the child’s mother
  • Dornellas crashed the vehicle on I-85 in Georgia and set it ablaze with his son inside

🔍 Between the Lines:

  • Dornellas has faced previous charges, including a recent one related to domestic violence
  • During the chase, he allegedly made threats against the child’s life

🏃 Catch Up Quick:

  • Law enforcement officers rescued Bennett from the burning vehicle
  • The 3-year-old suffered severe burns and is receiving medical treatment
  • Georgia authorities took Dornellas, who also sustained injuries, into custody

🖼️ The Big Picture: Law enforcement’s quick response likely saved the child’s life. The family has set up a GoFundMe page for Bennett. You can access that here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/urgent-request-for-a-tragic-and-violent-incident

💭 Your Take: Tell us what you think about what happened in the comments below.

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