Man accused of setting ex-girlfriend on fire

November 15, 2009 7:18:29 PM PST
A young mother in Queens is hospitalized with burns after police say her ex-boyfriend set her on fire. The terrifying attack happened when the woman opened her door in the Queensbridge Houses Sunday morning.

Police say the suspect doused her in gasoline and set her on fire in front of her children.

A 1-year-old and 3-year-old suffered smoke inhalation. The mother suffered burns on her legs and back.

Police arrested Kehman Clarke, but have not yet charged the 25-year-old.

Authorities say he was also burned trying to flee the scene.