A woman was burned alive by her husband after he found out she had sex with her former lover.
The 27-year-old woman, Veronika Filippova, died with 80 percent burns to her body.
Her husband Ivan Kuzmin, 30, doused her in alcohol and set her alight with a cigarette lighter after she confessed to him she’d slept with her ex while he was sleeping.
She did so in retaliation for Kuzmin passing out drunk on their wedding night, the United Kingdom’s Metro reported.
Kuzmin apparently fell asleep after drinking heavily during the wedding reception and that was the sole reason his new bride went looking for her ex.
Police in Volgograd in southern Russia said he had confessed to murder. He now faced up to 15 years in prison.
Relatives of Filippova’s spoke about what happened to her in an online posting.
‘He set her on fire when she was sleeping, pouring alcohol on her and our Veronica is gone.”
The relatives, Olesya and Yuriy Prosin, also claimed that Kuzmin had hidden from his wife a previous conviction for attempted murder and attempted rape involving an underage girl, which led to a 10-year prison sentence.
Filippova was previously married and had a 10-year-old son by her first husband.