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61-year-old woman arrested after ‘dousing man with petrol and setting him on fire’, then throwing Molotov cocktails

A 61-year-old woman has been charged with murder after she set a man on fire, police said.

Hong T Huynh is accused of throwing Molotov cocktails to intentionally set fires to homes in Norcross, Georgia, about 30 miles outside Atlanta, on June 1.

Arrest warrants revealed the woman is also accused of pouring petrol on a man outside a house in Buckingham Court.

The 25-year-old victim, identified as Thuy Huynh, died June 25. She also set the house on fire, leaving the man’s family homeless, according to police. The woman is a relative of the man she killed, a witness told Atlanta News First.

The second fire caused “moderate” damage and displaced six people. One person at the residence was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Hong T Huynh, 61, is accused of throwing Molotov cocktails to intentionally set fire to homes on Buckingham Court and Turners Ridge Drive in Gwinnett County, Georgia, about 31 miles from Atlanta, on June 1. (Dunwoody Police Department)

Police say the woman intentionally tried to harm one of the families. She also poured a liquid on Huynh, causing his body to burst into flames.

“I don’t know what was in there,” said the witness, who did not want to be identified. “Whether it was grease or gasoline, she was a good distance away from the flames. But instead of throwing it into the flames, she threw it at the father of the family.”

“When she threw it, a large fire broke out which caused the man to catch fire.”

Huynh remains in the Gwinnett County Jail without bail.