Police search for Pittsburgh man who allegedly set girlfriend on fire

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, March 1, 2013 8:37 EDT
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Pittsburgh police launched a manhunt on Thursday for a man who allegedly lit his girlfriend on fire during a domestic dispute, according to KDKA-TV.

Police say the argument between Clinton Cohen, 27, and Maria Redman, 22, erupted Thursday morning in Redman’s apartment. During the scuffle, which took place in front of the couple’s 3-month-old daughter, Cohen allegedly “choked, hit, and punched her about the head and face,” police said.

Then he allegedly took out a bottle of perfume, poured it on Redman, lit her on fire and left the apartment. He apparently threw a blanket on Redman before leaving, not stopping to see whether the blaze had been extinguished.

Police say Cohen’s criminal history is “extensive” and he’s a danger to the public as long as he’s at-large. Redman suffered severe burns on her upper body and head and remains in critical condition, according to KDKA-TV.

This video is from KDKA-TV, aired Friday, March 1, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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