D.C. Strip Club Bouncer Dies 3 Years After Attack

Victim Set On Fire; Attacker Could Now Face Murder Charges

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    Vladimir Djordjevic’s nearly three-year battle to stay alive has ended.

    He died Monday, and if the medical examiner determines his death was the result of injuries he suffered in an attack, it could be ruled a homicide.
     
    Djordevic was a manager and bouncer for the Good Guys Gentleman’s Club in Northwest Washington. On Nov. 3, 2007, Vasile Graure, a truck driver from Phoenix, was thrown out of the club for taking pictures of a dancer -- a club "no no."
     
    Some say what happened next was beyond belief.
     
    Graure, Romanian citizen, was so angry about getting tossed out that he bought a can of gasoline from a nearby gas station, went back to the strip club and tried to burn the place down. When Djordjevic tried to stop him, Graure doused him with gasoline and set the 28-year-old manager on fire.
     
    Djordjevic suffered critical burns to 90 percent of his body. He had been in the hospital ever since and underwent dozens of painful surgeries.
     
    He testified from his hospital bed during the trial. Graure was convicted of assault and arson in 2008 and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
     
    Police say Graure could now face murder charges.