Milwaukee woman accused of setting husband on fire as he slept
June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A woman faces several charges for allegedly setting fire to her husband while he was sleeping. Charges against Tuhonsty Marie Smith include arson of a building, first degree recklessly endangering safety and mayhem, domestic abuse assessments. During her initial appearance, the court determined Smith will undergo a competency evaluationThe victim, Henry Williams, told police his wife's behavior had changed recently and it had increased in recent days after he told Smith he was leaving her. In the early morning hours of June 3, Williams said he woke up to realize his hair was on fire and tried to put it out with his bare hands.
A GoFundMe page is trying to raise funds for his medical costs and recovery. The property owner where Williams and Smith lived is also a long-time family friend of Williams. "Because I've known Henry since he was a kid, just heartbroken for him, Denise Wilson told CBS 58.
"It'll be a long road to recovery with his burns but ultimately he'll be ok. "Smith will make another court appearance later this month when her competency report is complete. Williams' GoFundMe page can be found HERE.