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Burning Anger

Timothy Flood, 42, wasn’t happy about the end of his 14-year marriage. The biggest bone of contention, though, was the house he and his wife owned in Undy, in Monmouthshire, Wales. “The house was both our pride and joy,” said his wife, Catherine, 39. “He made it clear that he wasn’t going to move out of the house but I expected him to do so.” To make sure she wouldn’t get the 250,000 pound (US$379,000) house, Timothy poured gasoline around the inside and lit a match. The house exploded in flames — and so did he, since he had spilled petrol on himself, too. He died two days later, suffering from burns over 90 percent of his body. (RC/London Telegraph) ...So: did he win?
Original Publication Date: 21 March 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 16.
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