The RCMP has unveiled details into the incident when an estranged husband broke into the Langley home of his former wife overnight and set it on fire while she was inside along with her two children. According to Langley RCMP, the 44-year-old suspect entered the home on Wakefield Drive near 200th Street and ignited a fire before reaching his wife’s bedroom, where he started hitting her in the head multiple times with an unknown weapon.
Meanwhile, the suspect’s 13-year-old daughter stepped in to prevent him from assaulting her mother and received minute injuries in the act, whereas the eight-year-old boy in the home was not injured. However, the Mounties shared that the woman, along with her children, succeeded to escape the home in time and were later found by authorities at a neighbour’s house. Consequently, the children were shifted to Royal Columbian Hospital, while the woman received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries at Langley Hospital.