Police: Elderly Fla. woman dies after delivery man beats her with mallet, sets her on fire

BOCA RATON, Fla. (WPTV/CNN) – A 75-year-old Florida woman has died after she was moved to hospice care following a bizarre and brutal attack.

Jorge Lachazo is accused of severely beating and burning an elderly Florida woman while delivering a washer and dryer to her home. (Source: WPTV/Palm Beach County Jail/CNN)

It happened Monday when 21-year-old Jorge Lachazo delivered a washing machine and dryer to her home.

Lachazo was working for a company that is contracted to deliver appliances for Best Buy.

Police said he admitted to hitting the woman on the head with a mallet and burning her with acetone.

The arrest report said: “[Lachazo] made a physical motion with his hands indicating that he doused [the victim] and room with the chemical agent. He then made a motion with his hands that the chemical spontaneously combusted."

Police said Lachazo also admitted to getting in the delivery truck and fleeing the scene.

Detectives said he was showing the victim how to operate the appliances at the time of the attack.

The victim suffered multiple skull fractures and third-degree burns. Police on Tuesday said she died from her injuries.

Police said "Lachazo admitted to recently using cocaine, as well as marijuana through a vape."

The motive in the attack is not known.

Lachazo is now facing charges of first-degree murder, first-degree arson and armed burglary with battery.

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