Sheriff: Kentucky Woman Set Husband on Fire

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky woman is accused of setting her husband on fire.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says 40-year-old Vera Wooten poured gasoline on her husband and set him ablaze following a fight at their home in Corbin Monday night.  

Deputies say she then drove him to a local hospital for treatment.The husband has been flown to a Cincinnati hospital in critical condition, with burns on more than 50 percent of his body.

Wooten has been charged with assault and is being held in the Laurel County Detention Center. 


Photo:  Laurel Co. Detention Center

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