CRIME
08/01/2014 03:46 pm ET | Updated Aug 01, 2014

Mom Sets Man Who Molested Daughter On Fire: Cops

King County

A mother in Washington State is behind bars after police say she set her husband on fire because he molested her 7-year-old daughter.

Tatanysha Hedman, 40, allegedly told police that shooting her husband, 52-year-old Vincent Phillips, was “too nice,” KVI reported last week.

Hedman was arrested on July 17, the day after Phillips ran into a convenience store in Renton with severe burns, asking for help. When authorities arrived, Phillips told an officer, “My wife did it,” according to the Renton Reporter.

Hedman allegedly confessed to pouring gasoline on her husband because he “hurt” her daughter. Phillips is not the child’s biological father. Days later, police recommended that he be charged with first-degree child molestation, KOMO News reported.

Phillips is hospitalized, while Hedman is in jail on assault and arson charges. Her bail was set at $500,000.

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