A bride was set on fire by her groom after she slept with an ex-lover on her wedding night.
Veronika Filippova, 27, died with 80 percent burns on her body after she confessed to husband Ivan Kuzmin that she spent their wedding night with someone else.
Mother-of-one Veronika Filippova had sought out her former partner after her new spouse fell asleep drunk at their wedding reception.
News site Life News reported that the bride took ‘revenge’ on her husband after he passed out at their wedding party, but was later overcome with guilt and told him everything.
He responded by dousing her with neat alcohol – used to make homemade vodka – before igniting her in flames with a cigarette lighter.
He set her on fire when she was sleeping, pouring alcohol on her and our Veronica is gone,’ said relatives of Filippova’s in an online posting.
The relatives, Olesya and Yuriy Prosin, also claimed that Kuzmin had hidden from his wife a previous conviction for attempted murder and attempted rape involving an underage girl, which led to a ten year prison sentence.
‘He did not have enough of a conscience to confess to Veronika that he was in prison for trying to rape an underage girl and attempted to burn the apartment to hide the evidence. He is nothing but scum.’
Another version was that the couple went our for a beer the day after the wedding and this is when the row erupted leading to her being doused in alcohol and set alight.
‘The woman tried to escape, but her husband caught up with her and struck a lighter,’ it was reported.
Police in Volgograd in southern Russia revealed that Kuzmin had confessed to the murder.
He now faces up to 15 years in prison.