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Man sentenced to 28 years for setting wife on fire in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS - A man accused of setting his wife on fire in Colorado Springs was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Monday. 

Consepcion Rascon, Jr., pled guilty to one count of first-degree assault with a weapon causing serious bodily injury. 

Following prison time, he will also have five years of mandatory parole. 

This comes after a woman and a 14-year-old were taken to the hospital with burns back in November of 2016. 

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Investigators believe Rascon, Jr., poured accelerant on the woman and lit her on fire. She suffered serious injuries. 

The teen had some burns from trying to put the fire out.


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