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Police catch man who allegedly doused girlfriend with perfume, set her on fire

Clinton C. Cohen, suspect in burning of Springdale woman on Feb. 28, 2013. WPXI

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Sunday, March 3, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

A two-day manhunt ended on Saturday as police found the man suspected of lighting his ex-girlfriend on fire in her Springdale apartment on Thursday.

Officers arrested Clinton C. Cohen, 27, about 4 p.m. in a Marshall-Shadeland residence, according to Pittsburgh police.

Authorities had been searching for Cohen, who they said poured flammable perfume over his ex-girlfriend and set her on fire with a cigarette lighter in front of their 3-month-old daughter.

Cohen was arrested without incident, then taken to the Allegheny County Jail, according to police.

Officers said the victim, Maria Redman, 22, of Pittsburgh Street in Springdale, was in a Pittsburgh hospital with second-degree burns over a third of her body.

Cohen choked and punched her, breaking her nose, according to police.

Allegheny County Police Lt. Jeffrey Korczyk described Redman as being in “critical, but stable condition” late last week.

An update of her condition was not available on Saturday.

Redman's infant was unharmed but was found with her mother's blood on her, police said.

Cohen faces charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, arson, risking a catastrophe, child endangerment and reckless endangerment regarding residents of other apartments, police said.

Police have said Cohen and Redman may have been arguing over living arrangements.

“I don't know if there had been other problems between the two, but we know he has a history of domestic assaults,” Korczyk said.

Mary Ann Thomas is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-226-4691 or mthomas@tribweb.com.

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