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Man sentenced for setting woman on fire

A Wake County man was sentenced on Tuesday to four years in jail for trying to kill a woman by setting her on fire.

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Roderick Sanders, set girlfriend on fire
RALEIGH, N.C. — A Wake County man was sentenced on Tuesday to four years in jail for trying to kill a woman by setting her on fire.

Roderick Sanders, 24, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to assault and arson charges, authorities said.

Police said Sanders set Shyona Perry on fire on Sept. 11. The two have a a daughter together.

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