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Man admits to setting wife on fire

Delano Grangruth pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and arson charges.
Credit: Norfolk Police Department
Delano Grangruth

NORFOLK, Va. — A Norfolk man has pleaded guilty to setting his wife on fire in 2018, killing her.

Delano Grangruth admitted to first-degree murder and arson charges.

The crime happened in the 6200 block of Wailes Avenue in Norfolk back in April of 2018. Investigators found Grangruth's wife, Kathleen, confined to a chair and badly burned. They say Grangruth poured gasoline on her, set the fire, and then ran out of the house.

Grangruth is due to be sentenced in March.

FROM 2018: Woman found dead inside her Norfolk home, husband charged with murder