He was going to wait in his car for his wife of 25 years, who he was about to lose in a divorce, outside an apartment complex with two bleach bottles full of gasoline. He was going to pour it on her, light her on fire and end her life in the most horrible of ways.
But that isn’t how it went down.
When his wife Gloria walked out, his ambush failed. She ran away back through the complex with Matthew chasing her at the same time attempting to pour gas on her. She was able to enter a neighbor’s apartment to safety. Matthew then began to cover the apartment entrance with gasoline and then attempted to light it.
But in the course of chasing her he actually had spilled the gas on himself and when he attempted to light the fire, there was a flash explosion that immediately engulfed him in flames.
Other neighbors attempted to douse the flames with extinguishers and blankets, and while Matthew survived he did suffer extensive burns all over his body.
Gloria was unharmed.