Wash. Army sergeant arrested in burning of wife
Saturday, August 13, 2011
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- An Army sergeant from Olympia has been arrested after his wife reported that he doused her with lighter fluid and set her on fire.
The Olympian newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/rdUQFB) that 35-year-old Duane Michael Rader was being held at the Thurston County Jail after a judge set his bail at $75,000 Friday. He faces attempted second-degree murder, arson and other charges.
Court documents say his wife suffered second-degree burns and was admitted to a hospital after the attack in February. At the time, she told detectives she accidentally lit herself on fire.
But she and Rader recently split up, and this month she went back to police and reported that she had lied to protect her husband's military career.
Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com