Joseph Allen Hernandez

Joseph Allen Hernandez is accused of setting fire to two elderly relatives, one of whom died in a Tulsa hospital. Mugshot courtesy of Oklahoma Department of Corrections

A Marble City man will now face a murder charge after one of his victims died at a Tulsa hospital Thursday.

Sequoyah County Undersheriff Greg Cox said Joseph Allen Hernandez, 31, of Marble City, was released from a Tulsa hospital Thursday after he was treated for burn injuries. 

Hernandez is accused of allegedly pouring gasoline on a 62-year-old female relative of his, along with a 79-year-old female relative who is wheelchair-bound, and setting them on fire.

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