Syracuse Police confirm the 52-year old woman who was badly injured in a fire at her Butternut Street home police say was arson has died. Beverly Palmteer passed away over the weekend, police say. She had been hospitalized since June 18 when police say a man lit her porch on fire.
The suspect, Patrick Kelley, 56, may now face upgraded charges as the case is presented to a Grand Jury.
Kelley's alledged actions were caught on nearby police crime cameras. Kelley has three prior arson charges dating back to 1973, according to police.