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An appeal has been denied for a man accused of setting his wife on fire according to the Mercer Co. State's Attorney Greg McHugh.

Kristopher Jones was convicted of attempted murder and heinous battery in 2005. He was accused of having a fight with his wife, Tanya Jones, after learning of an affair. Prosecutors said he drove her to a rural area and doused her with gasoline and set her on fire. She suffered debilitating burns on her face and upper body, but during the trial, she said she started the fire accidentally when she lit a cigarette.

Kristopher Jones was sentenced to 30 years, but filed a petition to have the conviction reversed. The Appellate Court of Illinois denied the request and the 30 year sentence stands.

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