Brandi Holderfield, 28, of Murphysboro was severely injured in an alleged attack by Thomas Miller, who then set his Oak Street home on fire and killed himself in the early hours of Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Holderfield said Miller attacked her with a mallet and she had to fight to escape. 'It looks like hell, and that's what it felt like, like I was escaping from Hell.' (Adam Testa / The Southern)

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