A woman died after her husband allegedly set her on fire on their wedding night.
Veronika Filippova’s husband, Ivan Kuzmin, allegedly fell asleep after drinking heavily at the wedding reception. When Flippova found out, she decided to sleep with her ex to get revenge, reports Metro.
Angered by the act of revenge, Kuzmin doused his sleeping bride with alcohol used to make homemade vodka and ignited her with a cigarette lighter, reports Daily Mail.
Filippova had 80 percent burns on her body and ultimately died, despite extensive efforts to save her. The 27-year-old had been previously married and left behind a 10-year-old son.
Relatives said Kuzmin hid past convictions from Filippova including a conviction for attempted murder and attempted rape involving an underage girl, according to the Daily Mail. Both convictions reportedly led to a 10-year prison sentence.
“He did not have enough of a conscience to confess to Veronika that he was in prison for trying to rape an underage girl and attempted to burn the apartment to hide the evidence,” Olesya and Yuriy Prosin, relatives of the woman, said. “He is nothing but scum.”
Police confirmed 30-year-old Kuzmin admitted to the murder. He face up to 15 years in prison.
Sources: Metro, Daily Mail / Photo credit: Daily Mail