EXCLUSIVE: Mother of three fights for her life after husband allegedly set her on fire – as shocked bystanders saw her take off burning clothes and scream in agony: ‘It was horrible’
- Man charged after wife allegedly set on fire
- The mother of three suffered burns to 38 percent of her body
A mother of three is fighting for her life after her estranged husband allegedly set her on fire in a vehicle – just meters away from her home.
Kirsten Moiler, 33, was rushed to hospital with burns to 38 percent of her body after she was reportedly set on fire Friday night near her home in Mount Helena, in Perth’s northeastern suburbs.
Her estranged husband Peter Moiler, 42, was arrested Saturday night shortly after being released from hospital where he was being treated for superficial burns.
He has been charged with grievous bodily harm and was before Perth’s Magistrates Court on Sunday.
Kirsten Moiler, 33, is fighting for her life with severe burns after reportedly being set on fire by her estranged husband Peter (pictured together)
Moiler was arrested and charged shortly after being released from the hospital on Saturday
Police were called to the corner of Honey Street and Mill End at around 6.25pm to report that a blue Holden Commodore was on fire and two people suffered burns.
Nearby witnesses heard multiple explosions and then a woman screaming for help, before seeing Ms. Moiler running 100 yards from the crime scene while tearing off her burning clothes.
Police said Ms Moiler, who suffered burns to her face, arms, upper body and gunshot wound, tried to alleviate her injuries by running into a nearby creek.
A local resident, one of the neighbors who came to the aid of Ms Moiler, told the Daily Mail Australia that the young woman was in agony and “terribly frightened”.
“She was in incredible pain. I couldn’t talk to her,’ she said.
‘It was horrible.
“She was in very bad shape.”
A man has been charged after a woman was rushed to hospital with burns to 38 per cent of her body after she was reportedly set on fire before a car exploded in far east Perth
Police were called to reports of a car on fire near the corner of Honey St and Mill End in Mount Helena, about 35km east of Perth’s CBD, at around 6.25pm Friday
The RAC rescue helicopter was needed to fly Ms Moiler to Fiona Stanley Hospital with partial thickness burns, also known as third-degree burns, up to 38 percent of her body – including her face.
Meanwhile, her recently divorced ex-husband was taken to the same hospital by St. John Ambulance with superficial burns.
The couple’s three young children are safe and cared for by their grandparents.
According to social media, Moiler graduated in agricultural studies and the couple got married in 2012.
WA Police Inspector Glen Beros told media on Saturday that the incident is tragic.
“A young woman has significant burns on her body, which will take a long time to treat, and then the rest of her life will be affected,” Inspector Beros said.
‘The research is still in its infancy, but they had a family relationship.’
Anyone with information about the incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or make a report online.