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Woman set husband on fire after he allegedly molested her 7-year-old daughter

RENTON, Wash. – A Washington woman is behind bars for setting her husband on fire after he allegedly molested her 7-year-old daughter.

According to KOMO, Tatanysha Hedman, 40, allegedly poured gasoline on Vincent Phillips, 52, and set him on fire as he slept.

Phillips then ran out of their apartment and drove to a local convenience store screaming, “I’m on fire!”

Phillips was rushed to the hospital for treatment of severe burns.

Hedman told investigators she set her husband on fire because he hurt her daughter, who is Phillips’ stepdaughter.  She also told investigators she did it because shooting him “was too nice,” according to KOMO.

Phillips remains in the hospital in intensive care.  Detectives are recommending he be charged with first-degree child molestation.

Hedman was arrested and is facing assault and arson charges.

MORE: Read KOMO’s original story here

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