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Police: Man sets car afire with wife inside

Yolanda Clanton, 43, of Queen Anne's County suffered burns to her face and arms Friday when her estranged husband, Pernell Clanton Jr. of Grasonville, Md., poured gas inside her vehicle and ignited it while she was inside, Maryland State Police said.

Pernell Clanton was charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment and other counts, police said. He was burned on the arms and face and was in a burn unit at a Baltimore hospital under police guard.

Yolanda Clanton sought medical treatment Saturday, police said.

-- Rick Rojas

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 23, 2010; 6:37 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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