Pennsylvania man accused of torturing ex-girlfriends son and setting him ablaze

3:17 PM, Jul 12, 2013   |    comments
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SAXONBURG, Pennsylvania (WPXI) -- A Saxonburg, Pennsylvania man is facing charges for allegedly dousing his ex-girlfriend's 7-year-old son with flammable liquid and then letting his own son set the child on fire.

According to the criminal complaint, Edward Myers, 35, along with his 15- and 11-year-old sons, repeatedly shot Daniel Podskalny with pellet guns at a Saxonburg home.

The criminal complaint stated that Myers doused the boy with a flammable liquid and one of his sons allegedly set the boy's shirt on fire.

Myers said he had been cleaning a sink when he spilled nail polish onto Podskalny, who then came in contact with a lit cigarette, the complaint said.

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