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Former US Marine lights his ex-wife on fire, kills her in Australia


The neighbor of an Australian set on fire by her ex-husband described the moment he found the woman’s body, all while police try to piece together what happened.

Kelly Wilkinson was reportedly set alight by her husband, Brian Earl Johnson, a Marine veteran who feared being “kicked out of Australia” following their divorce.

According to the Daily Mail, Wilkinson had sought a restraining order against Johnston- one that never came.

Wilkinson’s neighbor, “Benny,” claimed he found Wilkinson’s charred body.

“There was a huge eruption of a fireball in the backyard,” Benny recalled. “My wife heard it. I have hearing aids and didn’t hear a thing. We raced through our garage and there are the three kids on the driveway next door.”

Wilkinson’s children were distraught and may have witnessed the event.

Benny was confused and stated that Johnston was friendly prior to the incident.

“He was a normal guy, he loved to talk, sometimes I had to tell him to go home,” he said.

Johnston is currently under police guard at a local hospital.

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