Warwick Crown Court found Trevor Eames, 55, guilty of causing his wife, Ursula, grievous bodily harm with intent. Judge Richard Bray told Eames, a local councillor, he was guilty of a premeditated terrible deed.
He said: "I am certain the offence was premeditated because your wife dared to leave you, you inflicted a terrible revenge on her. You poured petrol on to her neck then set fire to her. Then you stood by grinning.
"As a result she has suffered the most horrible of injuries which will be with her for the remainder of her life."Reuse content