• Man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire arrested on North Side

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    PITTSBURGH - The man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire in front of their infant was arrested Saturday night in a home on Mannheim Street on the North Side.

    According to the criminal complaint, a dispute between Clinton Cohen, 27, and Maria Redman, 22, began early Thursday morning on Pittsburgh Street in Springdale as an argument about their relationship status.

    Springdale Police Chief Joe Naviglia said Cohen became so angry during that argument that he threw perfume on Redman and then lit her on fire with a cigarette lighter.

    Police said Cohen threw a blanket at Redman and walked out of the apartment.

    “It was a verbal domestic dispute and he began choking her, then punched her,” Lt. Jeff Korczyk said. “Cohen then opened a bottle of perfume, poured it over the victim and lit it with a cigarette lighter.”

    Redman, who was rushed to West Penn Hospital’s burn unit, suffered burns on more than a third of her body and remains in critical but stable condition.

    Cohen’s charges include arson, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

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