A "terrible tragedy" doesn't even get near what this guy would have been through.
I hope this bitch burns in Hell!
I am a burns victim myself and I work with burns victims at the local burn ward in Burwood, Christchurch, New Zealand.
It is one thing to be burned, it is another to actually recover healthily and without any mental issues, if you survive at all.
If a guy tried this, you can bet he'd be locked up for life, no questions.