WATCH: Man caught on video trying to incinerate wife and father-in-law inside motor home

By Arturo Garcia
Monday, December 2, 2013 22:46 EDT
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Man caught on video trying to incinerate wife and father-in-law [KIRO-TV]
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A Washington state man is accused of trying to kill his wife and father-in-law by setting their motor home on fire while they were inside.

The Olympian reported that 32-year-old Joshua Ford has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson after being arrested Saturday night in Rainier, Washington.

Ford is accused of locking his wife, who has not been identified, and his father-in-law, Ricky Luppino, inside the motor home after an argument before trying to set the vehicle on fire.

“He said he was gonna kill us, me and my daughter both” Luppino told KIRO-TV.

KIRO aired video showing Ford pulling a 5-gallon can of gasoline out of another vehicle, then kicking the door to lock it from the outside before pouring the gasoline onto the motor home and setting it on fire, resulting in a fireball emanating from the front of his relatives’ vehicle.

Ford can then be seen walking back toward the RV’s door and saying, according to Luppino, “I hope you both die.”

Luppino escaped through a window at the front of the vehicle and opened the door, allowing his daughter to follow suit.

Authorities said that Ford has expressed no remorse for his apparent actions, and allegedly said during his arrest that he was glad to have done it.

“I don’t know who does that,” Luppino told KIRO. “He deserves exactly what he’s gonna get.”

Watch KIRO’s story on the incident, aired on Monday, below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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