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updated: 8/26/2011 6:57 AM

Chicago husband sentenced for setting wife on fire

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Associated Press

A Chicago man convicted of heinous battery and aggravated domestic battery has been sentenced to 19 years in prison.

Curtis McCoy was accused of using nail polish remover to set his wife on fire during a domestic assault in July 2008. According to Cook County prosecutors, McCoy became agitated after he came home and found his wife on the telephone.

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During the ensuing argument, McCoy pinned the victim on the floor, grabbed a bottle of nail polish remover, poured it over her head and then lit it afire.

Prosecutors say McCoy eventually threw a blanket on the victim, extinguishing the flames. The victim fled the apartment, prompting neighbors to call police. The victim also called authorities, but didn't explain how she was injured.

The victim suffered second- and third-degree burns.

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