Vegas man accused of trying to set wife on fire

Christian Ellis faces attempted murder, arson char

LAS VEGAS - A 40-year-old Las Vegas man faces attempted murder and arson charges after police say he doused his wife with gasoline and tried to set her on fire with a blow torch.

Records show Christian Ellis is being held in the Clark County jail and was set to appear in court Thursday.

Police say they got a call Monday from the couple's son, who told them his parents were fighting and his father was trying to light his mom on fire.

The woman and her son escaped. She told police she'd argued with her husband about him trying to drive under the influence before he poured gas and tried to light it with a torch.

She said she was able to kick the torch from his hands before a fire started.

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