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

(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. Newsy reports:

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