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Police: Husband threw whisky on wife, tried to light her on fire

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Stephen Russell, 62, is charged with aggravated assault for the attack. Stephen Russell, 62, is charged with aggravated assault for the attack.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Metro police arrested a Nashville man after he threw alcohol on his wife and tried to light her on fire.

Stephen Russell’s wife told investigators her husband first attacked her with a knife as they argued at their home late Wednesday night.

According to an affidavit, the woman fought back and suffered a deep cut to her right hand.

Then, according to the report, Russell, 62, threw Johnnie Walker scotch whisky all over her and tried to set her on fire.

Russell was charged with aggravated assault and booked into the Metro jail on $30,000 bond.

His wife was taken to the hospital for her injuries.

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