Former MMA fighter to stand trial in Durant assault case

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DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - A former MMA fighter is headed to trial fro beating and burning a woman in Durant.

Nehemiah Hellems is accused of beating a woman for several hours and setting her on fire. Neighbors said he was upset over drugs.

It happened at a home off Northeast Fourth and Elm in Durant in March. Neighbors told News 12 Hellems beat a woman unconscious then when she awoke, he set her on fire.

We're told that woman took the stand this afternoon and told the court that she loves and forgives Hellems. However, the judge ordered the case to go to trial in July.

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