Mom Sets Husband on Fire Because She Thinks He Molested Her Daughter

A man was set on fire by his wife and suffered serious burns over most of his body. He remains in intensive care. Sounds absolutely horrible and terrible. Burns are one of the most painful things you can have. You might feel sorry for this man, until you learn the reason the wife says she set her husband on fire. She claims he was molesting her daughter.

Police are reportedly recommending that Vincent Phillips, 52, of Renton, Washington, be charged with first-degree child molestation, despite the fact that he's still recovering in the hospital.

His wife, Tatanysha Hedman, reportedly said she doused him with gasoline and set him on fire while he slept because shooting him "was too nice." Hedman had come to believe that her husband, who is her 7-year-old's stepfather, was molesting her daughter. It's unclear why she thinks this or what evidence she has.

After lighting Phillips on fire, he ran out of his home and into a convenience store, where he dropped to the floor begging customers to help him. Hedman was later arrested after the victim identified her as the one who lit him on fire.

While most people can certainly sympathize with why this woman did what she did -- cooler heads must prevail and the law must be allowed to do its work. Because now we have a mom who faces longer prison time than the stepfather -- and a young girl without her mother at the time she needs her most.

Also, the man is innocent until proven guilty. I don't think we want to live in a world where anyone can go around lighting other people on fire based on accusations.

If the stepfather did molest the little girl, no one can fault the mom for losing her mind and doing what she did. But now she's going to pay for that with jail time, time that could have been spent comforting her daughter.

Do you think she should be punished? What do you think about what she did?

 

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N_mar... N_maricle

Totally agree with your assessment here. Her anger was justified, but her actions were not. Now her poor daughter will most likely few up into adulthood without her mother. What she did victimized her daughter for a second time.

nonmember avatar K

Good for her!! She has my vote for mom of the year!! He got exactly what he deserved.

nonmember avatar Ashley

I'm not sure what I do........ I would hope that I could keep a cool head or even be like that dad who beat his son's molester within an inch of his life. But I can't say for sure I wouldn't do something dumb in my moment of anger/momma bear mode. My heart goes out to this little girl bc she's the one paying for this.

nonmember avatar chrissy

she should not serve any jail time

nonmember avatar brittany

I think if the man is proven guilty then no she should not have to do jail time she was doing exactly what a mother is suppose to do protect her child at any means. But she should of looked further in to the situation before acting so rash.. but who am i to talk im a mother of two a 5 and 6 year old girl and boy i would of prolly rashed out to

mztyf... mztyfying1

Temporary insanity. ...

nonmember avatar Dorene Elwell

Okay here is my opinion what she did is wrong however she was protecting her daughter she probably didn't think she would serve time cause of defending family, there was a shooting are a hospital doctors are not allowed to carry guns this one male did protecting the hospital floor he was on he shot the intruder coming into the hospital armed however he violated the rule but protected many he walks away, she protected and will serve time.

I do not understand any of these rules if someone ever goes after my daughter I can not say what I will do how ever I will not burn them but they won't get away with it there is a Facebook picture that keeps getting passed around I have a daughter shovel and an alibi I protected then from their father getting them I will continue to protect them from an asshole that raises their hand to my babies he's 9 she's almost 6

nonmember avatar Dorene Elwell

Okay here is my opinion what she did is wrong however she was protecting her daughter she probably didn't think she would serve time cause of defending family, there was a shooting are a hospital doctors are not allowed to carry guns this one male did protecting the hospital floor he was on he shot the intruder coming into the hospital armed however he violated the rule but protected many he walks away, she protected and will serve time.

I do not understand any of these rules if someone ever goes after my daughter I can not say what I will do how ever I will not burn them but they won't get away with it there is a Facebook picture that keeps getting passed around I have a daughter shovel and an alibi I protected then from their father getting them I will continue to protect them from an asshole that raises their hand to my babies he's 9 she's almost 6

AngelaGA AngelaGA

She should not have to do time, she should plea temporary insanity due to the stress of the situation. He should be casterated however!

Gail Lee

burn baby burn! no jail for the mom!

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