A mother of a seven year old, set her husband on fire after she found out that her husband have raped their daughter.

Vanessa Jackson, 40, waited for her husband Vincent Philips, to go to bed and when he was asleep she poured a combustible liquid on him and lit a match.

When police arrived at the scene she admitted setting her husband on fire intentionally as shooting him would have been “too nice”.

Philips survived the blaze and was taken to hospital and will be charged with rape and sexual harassing an underage girl.

Vanessa faces arson and assault charges.

Authorities are trying to assess the state of mind the mother was in at the time she lit her husband on fire.

If it is proved that the mother was mentally disturbed at the time the court may give her a lenient sentence.

Vanessa Jackson is in police custody awaiting a court hearing