Woman Sets Husband on Fire for Raping Her Daughter: Fact Check

Illustrative Image: Woman Sets Husband on Fire for Raping Her 7-Year-Old Daughter
Woman Sets Husband on Fire for Raping Her 7-Year-Old Daughter

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Breaking: Woman Sets Husband on Fire for Molesting Her 7-Year-Old Daughter

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Woman Sets Her Husband on Fire for Raping Her 7-Year-Old Daughter

Fact Check:

The stories presenting a ‘Breaking’ story report a Woman Put up her Husband on Fire for Raping/Molesting her 7-Year-Old Daughter. The stories also carry certain disturbing pictures of a man caught on fire. While the incident about the woman Tatanysha Hedman is true, the accompanying pictures are unrelated.

Woman Sets Husband on Fire: The Actual Incident

According to Washington local KOMO-TV website komonews.com, on 17 July 2014 Renton woman Tatanysha Hedman (40) set her husband Vincent Phillips (52) on fire. She doused him in Gasoline while he slept with her on bed. Phillips ran outside and went into a convenience store pleading for help. Tatanysha told Police she did it because her husband Vincent sexually abused her 7-year-old daughter, who happened to be his stepdaughter. Phillips was in intensive care, but charged with first-degree child molestation. Hedman, on the other hand, went to jail on assault and arson charges. Down below, you can see a video news report of the incident.

Interestingly, the story also appeared on certain satirical outlets like Now8News website Now8News.com, and readers thought the true incident where woman sets husband on fire could be a hoax story.

Unrelated Pictures

The set of pictures showing a man caught on fire are not related to the incident between Tatanysha Hedman and her husband. It rather shows an old incident in 2005, when Romanian citizen Vasilica Iulian Grosu (36) set himself on fire in a personal protest outside the government headquarters. Again, the other picture of woman is simply a mugshot photo often appearing online as part of humor. Below, you can see the actual picture of Tatanysha Hedman.

Hoax or Fact:

Mixture of Hoax and Facts.


Woman set husband on fire after he allegedly molested her 7-year-old daughter, police say

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Prashanth Damarla