Homeless man severely burned

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Homeless man

severely burned

FORT WORTH -- A homeless man suffered severe burns early Tuesday in a fire that destroyed a pickup and damaged a home, according to a television station report.

The man had second- and third-degree burns over 30 percent of his body, mostly to his legs, KTVT/CBS 11 reported. The man, who was not identified, was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. His condition was not available.

The blaze occurred about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Seminary Drive.

Firefighters found a fully involved truck and fire in the house when they arrived.

The victim and a friend had been outside cooking earlier in the evening and the homeless man fell asleep, the TV station reported. High winds rekindled the fire and flames reached a pickup and then the home. -- Domingo Ramirez Jr.

Burleson man guilty

of bank robbery

FORT WORTH -- A Burleson man faces 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to bank robbery last week.

Brett Joseph Barnes, 27, said he robbed the Bank of America in Crowley in September 2009, a U.S. attorney's office news release said.

According to documents filed in the case, Barnes walked into the Bank of America at 908 South Crowley Road holding what appeared to be a semiautomatic pistol and told everyone to get down. He jumped the teller counter and pointed the pistol at several tellers and demanded money. After getting the money, he jumped back over the counter and ran.

Law enforcement officers found a bandana, sunglasses and other clothing near a home in the direction that Barnes fled, the release said. The items were identical to what the robber wore.

The DNA profile from the clothing was entered into the Combined DNA Index System and Barnes' DNA and the DNA profile from the sunglasses and bandana matched and Barnes was charged.

-- Mitch Mitchell

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