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Man burns himself and 5-year-old daughter alive in front of his estranged wife

By Mason White 11:07 AM April 29, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A woman watched in horror as her former husband set himself and their daughter on fire.

The father of Italy, and his five-year-old daughter were burned alive after he poured gas on himself and his daughter.

The 48-year-old man, who was not named for legal reasons, allegedly held his daughter in the backseat of a car as he poured gasoline on himself and his daughter. He set both of them on fire in front of the child’s mother.

The distraught mother of Pescara, suffered second and third degree burns in an attempt to save her daughter from the flames. However, she was unable to get the child out alive.

The couple split last year after the woman reported that her husband became abusive. The girl lived with her mother and three half sisters, who were from their mother’s previous marriage.

A few months ago, a court ruled that the father could only see his daughter once a week after being found guilty of abuse. The visits were to be carried out with a social worker present.

However, in violation of the court order the woman agreed to meet with her former husband outside the court ordered visitation.

During that visit the father burned himself and his daughter. May they rest in peace.