NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A man pleaded guilty to an attempted second-degree murder charge for setting fire to his wife last year, the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.
Dung Vu faces a possible sentence of 10 to 50 years in prison. Judge Charles Elloie will hold a sentencing hearing later in September and the victim, who lost her right arm and was severely disfigured as a result of her burns, is expected to testify, according to a news release.
Hien Dinhgenschor was set on fire on Feb. 3, 2003. She told police she was asleep in a bedroom that morning when she was awakened by sounds of Dung smashing things in their home.
``She came out of the bedroom to see what was happening and he accused her of having an affair. He showed her a blanket and a can of gasoline and she ran out of the house. Dung ran after her and dragged her back through the house and into the garage where he tied her to a chair, threw a gasoline soaked blanket on her, and set her on fire,'' according to the news release.
Last year, police said that the husband's son, an 8-year-old, was in the home at the time of the incident. He was unharmed and was placed in the custody of his maternal grandparents.