Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jeffrey Paul Emery Sought by RCMP After Setting Wife on Fire

Jeffrey Paul Emery, 54, is wanted by the RCMP after he disappeared four years ago right before a scheduled court date. His crime? Setting his common-law wife on fire because he believed she took his medication. After dousing his partner's body with hairspray, Emery lit the woman on fire. As a result, she suffered third degree burns, but he tried to treat her injuries himself for a month instead of taking her to a hospital for fear of being caught. A relative alerted police and Emery was caught, charged, and convicted in absentia for aggravated assault. According to an article on msn news (linked through the title of this post), Emery is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and "police describe him as Caucasian, six feet three inches tall, weighing about 225 pounds, with grey hair and hazel eyes. He usually has a grey beard. He is known to fix boats for a living and police suspect he may live near a lake, river or ocean" (msn 2010). Although his wife did not wish to be identified, she urges anyone with any information on Emery's whereabouts to come forward and contact police.

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