By: Savannah Smith | 08-09-2017 | News
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Jealous Wife Sets Husband on Fire After Catching Him With Another Woman

A jealous Kentucky wife suspected her husband of having another woman when she caught him talking with a female companion inside a car. Furious and out of control, the wife confronted the husband, dragged him out of the vehicle, beat him and shockingly set him on fire.

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The other woman in the car drove away after the wife has forcibly pulled her husband off the car. When the other woman looked back, she saw the husband on fire and immediately called 911.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office of Corbin, Kentucky has identified the wife who set her husband on fire as 40-year old Vera Wooten. The authorities confirmed that Wooten poured gasoline on her husband and set him on fire out of jealousy and anger.

Deputies shared that Wooten drove her husband to a hospital for treatment to his possible injuries and burns. He was later flown to a Cincinnati hospital in critical condition, with burns on more than half of his body.

The Sheriff’s office is undertaking further investigations on the incident. The wife has been detained, however, at the Laurel County Detention Center. It is not yet known if she has a lawyer, and what specific charges she will face.

It will be interesting to find out if the husband will press charges or the couple would opt to fix their issues. It is also a curious matter if jealousy could even serve as a mitigating circumstance for the wife should she face charges since she only caught her husband talking with another woman, and that does not establish an affair.

It is not yet known whether the couple had previous marital issues, or if the husband has cheated on the wife before. It is also not yet clear whether the wife has a history of violence. Should there be charges against the wife, past domestic spats and issues may become factors in the trial.



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