Man arrested for 'beating and choking' wife before allegedly pouring perfume over her head and setting fire to her

Incident took place in the Springdale district of Pennsylvania

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The Independent US

A man has been arrested after allegedly pouring perfume over his girlfriend’s head and setting fire to her during a domestic dispute.

The incident is said to have taken place in the Springdale district of Pennsylvania at 7am last Thursday morning, with police arresting 27-year-old Clinton Cohen in a nearby house over the weekend.

The victim, 22-year-old Maria Redman, is the mother of Cohen’s three-month old daughter who was reportedly covered in her mother’s blood during the alleged attack.

Lieutenant Jeff Korczyk of Allegheny County police said Ms Redman is in a critical condition after suffering severe burns to 30 per cent of her body - primarily on her head and torso.

Korczyk added that following a “verbal domestic dispute”, Cohen choked and punched Ms Redman before he “opened a bottle of perfume, poured the perfume over the victim and then lit it with a cigarette lighter”.

According to, a Pittsburgh-based news website, Cohen has been charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Ms Redman has reportedly taken to her Facebook page to inform friends and family of her condition.

According to the Daily Mail she posted: “Thank you all for the prayers and wishes!! I'm in real bad pain but ill get thru it!!!! i have the best of parents and family and amazing friends!!!”