Woman Charged After Reportedly Setting Her Boyfriend’s Head On Fire As He Slept

Woman Charged After Reportedly Setting Her Boyfriend's Head On Fire As He Slept
Woman Charged After Reportedly Setting Her Boyfriend's Head On Fire As He Slept

A 29-year-old Milwaukee woman has been arrested after reportedly setting fire to her boyfriend’s head while he was sleep in their house.

On June 3, authorities from the Milwaukee Police Department were dispatched to a home near Center Street and Carlton Place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after getting reports of a blaze.

The emergency services transported a 29-year-old man to a local hospital with severe injuries, while Tuhonsty Marie Smith was arrested in connection with the fire, which authorities characterized as a domestic dispute.

According to Milwaukee Police Department documents, she was later charged with arson of a building, mayhem, domestic abuse charges, and first-degree recklessly endangering safety.

According to a criminal complaint acquired by CBS 58, the victim told authorities that he’s been in a relationship with Smith for more than 8 years, but thought he needed to be watchful around her in the previous 3 or 4 months because she began to act abnormally.

He stated Smith was hiding her medicine bottles in the couple’s basement and consuming more than she was supposed to. He also expressed alarm that the 29-year-old was inhaling paint in the basement.

The victim told detectives that he argued with Smith later in the evening after telling her he was leaving their home, and that her “strange” conduct worsened for the remainder of the day.

He claimed that after going to bed, Smith set fire to his head, causing second and third-degree burns all over his upper body, including his head, chest, neck, and face.

According to CBS 58, police noted in the criminal complaint that Smith informed them she suspected her lover poisoned the chicken wings she ate earlier in the day.

Smith allegedly stated that she then waited for him to fall asleep before putting a container of flammable liquid on his head and lighting it with a lighter. She stated that she had no intention of killing him.

The 29-year-old is scheduled to appear in court for the first time on June 9 and is now being detained in custody on a $25,000 bond.

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