A teenager told police that he soaked himself with gasoline, then dared a friend to set him on fire with a cigarette lighter. The 17-year-old wound up with burns over 90 percent of his body.
Jeremy Thompson was listed in critical condition Tuesday night at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. He received first-, second- and third-degree burns.Joshua H. Welch, 19, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, underage drinking and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was jailed on a $25,000 bond.