West Haven man sentenced for pouring hot oil on wife

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– A West Haven man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday for pouring hot oil on his estranged wife as she slept.

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Prosecutors say 51-year-old Mohammad Chaudhry first moved his son out of the bed, then threw hot oil on the 41-year-old woman, causing burns to her face and chest. One of the teenage kids called 911.

Officers say Chaudhry told them he did it because his wife wants a divorce.

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