Video Shows Man Setting Wife on Fire
He used lighter to spark gas station explosion: police
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Nov 4, 2013 9:41 AM CST
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(Newser) – A Georgia man is facing criminal charges after shocking surveillance footage surfaced of a gas station explosion. Police say Austin Dawkins sparked a lighter, starting a fire. But the graphic video shows he then pulled the nozzle out of the truck, pointed it as his wife, and pulled the trigger. Jessica Dawkins suffered second- and third-degree burns to her legs, arms, back, and head. The video shows her on fire as she runs for help. Police are charging her husband with reckless conduct—a misdemeanor.

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Nov 8, 2013 6:36 PM CST
Most of the commenters here has it right.... he IS trying to light her afire, not realizing that it all is being caught on Video. Of course his lawyers will claim either mental incompetence or negligence on his part..But all said and done, I am looking for an attempted muder charge eventually being filed. He is looking at at least 5 years minimum behind bars in Ga.
Nov 4, 2013 10:22 PM CST
"Reckless conduct....???? "
Nov 4, 2013 8:00 PM CST
It was the sequel to Flash Dance. "she's a maaaaniac, maaaaaniac at the Shell".