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Mom Says Shooting Her Husband Would’ve Been ‘Too Nice’ After She Caught Him Allegedly Molesting Her Daughter — So Here’s What She Did Instead

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After a mother in Renton, Washington, caught her husband allegedly molesting her 7-year-old daughter, she apparently planned a violent revenge plot.

Tatanysha Hedman, 40, reportedly told police that she decided to douse her husband, Vincent Phillips, 52, in gasoline while he slept and then light him on fire.

She told police that simply shooting him would have been “too nice” given the circumstances, KOMO-TV reports.


Phillips reportedly ran into a nearby gas station seeking help after he was able to put himself out. The man was badly burned and had to be hospitalized in intensive care.

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Phillips is also now facing sex crime charges involving the 7-year-old girl, who is his stepdaughter. The extent of his alleged crimes were unknown as of Wednesday afternoon.

Hedman, who was caught on video buying gasoline a short time before the incident, was later arrested on assault and arson charges. WPTV-TV reports that she remains in jail.

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