Police Nab Pembroke Pines Man Accused of Burning, Kidnapping Wife

Authorities say they captured a Broward man who is accused of burning his wife with hot water while she was in bed.

Pembroke Pines police said in a news release that Everton Harrison poured hot water on his wife while she was in bed on Sunday at about 1 p.m. Harrison was taken into police custody Monday without incident. He suffered self-inflicted injuries from the incident with his wife; those injuries were not life-threatening.

News outlets report the victim pleaded with Harrison to take her to the hospital and he agreed. However, he drove along U.S. Highway 27 and refused to drive her to the hospital. Authorities say Harrison stopped the car on the highway, picked up glass bottles and began to cut his arms.

Harrison eventually took the woman back to their home. The woman called police from a neighbor's house and was taken to the hospital for her burns.

It's unclear why the suspect savagely attacked his wife, police said. Harrison faces attempted murder and kidnapping charges.

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