Man to spend 21 years in prison for setting woman on fire in Jamestown


The Chautauqua County District Attorney has confirmed Luis Castro-Mojica, 38, was sentenced to 21 years in prison after dousing his, now, ex-wife in gasoline and setting her on fire.

This happened in Jamestown in 2017, while they were still married.

The woman, Sacha de Jesus, was taken to UPMC WCA Hospital before being airlifted to ECMC.

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Following the incident, Castro-Mojica, had been charged with first-degree assault — a charge he later pleaded guilty to.

At the time of his arrest, Castro-Mojica was additionally wanted on three other domestic incident warrants related to a previous incident.

His 21-year sentence is the maximum amount of time he could have received.

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