Crime

She poured gasoline over her husband, set him on fire, then drove him to a hospital

Vera Wooten is charged with pouring gasoline on her husband and setting him on fire. He suffered burns over more than half his body.
Vera Wooten is charged with pouring gasoline on her husband and setting him on fire. He suffered burns over more than half his body. Laurel County jail

A Corbin woman was charged with assault Monday night after she poured gasoline over her husband and set him on fire, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

The victim, whose name was not released, suffered burns on more than half of his body and was taken by helicopter to a Cincinnati burn center for treatment, according to the sheriff’s office. He was listed in critical condition.

Vera Wooten, 40, was arrested in London on a charge of first-degree assault.

The attack, sometime before 8 p.m., followed a domestic dispute on Woodland Court, 10 miles south of London, according to the sheriff’s office.

Then Wooten apparently drove her husband to St. Joseph London, and from there he was flown to Cincinnati.

She was being held in the Laurel County jail.

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