Louisiana Man Sets His Wife On Fire After Dousing Her With Hairspray During Argument

A disturbing incident out of Baton Rouge left a woman hospitalized with severe burns.

Rachaell Davis Oct, 28, 2016

A Louisiana woman has been left brutally injured after an argument with her husband turned violent.

Police arrested 28-year-old John Emmett Harleaux on charges of felony domestic abuse battery by burning, after he set his wife on fire during a heated exchange on Tuesday, CBS News reports. According to police reports, Harleaux’s wife said he began dousing her with hairspray as they were arguing and later attacked her with a lighter when she went to call her mother in the midst of the confrontation.

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Mrs. Harleaux reportedly suffered second and third-degree-burns on her arm, shoulder and back.

The disturbing incident is unfortunately one of many this year in which women have been subjected to violent, and sometimes fatal, retaliation from men during a disagreement or outright refusal to engage with them.