Police: Man set on fire by wife now faces sex crime charges - WKRN News 2

Police: Man set on fire by wife now faces sex crime charges

Posted: Updated: Aug 07, 2014 12:03 AM
RENTON, Wash. -

A man who was badly burned after his wife allegedly set him on fire is now facing sex crime charges for abusing his seven-year-old stepdaughter.

According to KOMO, police in Renton, Washington, said Tatanysha Hedman admitted to setting her husband, Vincent Phillips, on fire because he hurt her daughter. She told police she did it because shooting him "was too nice."

Phillips was doused with gasoline and set on fire while asleep. He then ran out of the couple's apartment and drove to a convenience store screaming "I'm on fire!" He fell to his knees, crying for help.

He was taken to the hospital and treated for his burns, but was later charged for first-degree child molestation. He is still in intensive care.

Meanwhile, Hedman is still in jail facing assault and arson charges.

*KOMO attributed to this report.

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