Woman set husband on fire after discovering he was molesting daughter (7)
Published 01/08/2014 | 11:25
A WOMAN set her husband on fire after finding out he was allegedly molesting her daughter.
Vincent Phillips (52) is in intensive care in a hospital in Washington state recovering from his wounds – however is now set to face child molestation charges.
Wife Tatanysha Hedman has alleged that she set him on fire after discovering he was abusing her 7-year-old daughter.
She is currently jailed on assault on arson charges following the incident.
It is reported she set Phillips on fire while he slept in their apartment last week.
After waking up on fire, he managed to put the flames out before driving to a nearby shop and asking the cashier to call the emergency services.
Officers who arrived at the scene reported that Phillips saud ‘my wife did it’, before passing out.
When officers arrested Hedman she said she attacked him after finding out he had abused his stepdaughter.
She told officers that she chose to set him on fire as shooting him ‘would have been too nice’.
She is being held on a $500,000 bail.