Man gets nearly 20 years for setting woman on fire

Cindy Campbell, woman who suffered burns to more than half her body in St. Catharines Monday. April...

Cindy Campbell, woman who suffered burns to more than half her body in St. Catharines Monday. April 28 2014. (Bob Tymczyszyn/QMI Agency)

Don Fraser, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:55 PM ET

ST. CATHARINES -- Cindy Campbell described feeling "relief" and "closure" after the man who set her on fire was handed a 19-and-a-half year prison term.

"I'm happy," Campbell said outside the St. Catharines court. "Now my life can start again, because this part of it's done."

In her sentencing, Judge Linda Walters said Campbell "has suffered incredible pain and suffering as a result of the burns she received at the hands of Mr. Borel."

"The circumstances of the offence are horrific and unimaginable," she said.

Borel "purposefully doused (her) with gasoline, set her on fire and watched her burn. This is an act of incomprehensible cruelty."

The judge concluded the "sentence must be at the higher end of the range for sentences for attempted murder."

Borel, 51, was convicted by a jury in late May with attempted murder for dousing Campbell with gasoline and lighting her ablaze outside Rockway Community Centre in Lincoln on July 23, 2011.


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