The young woman pictured here in her Citadel dress uniform, will never be the same. Her husband took a page out of the ISIS handbook and on Sept. 19, tried to burn her alive.  Mandie Brillhart, a 2012 graduate of the Citadel Military Academy in Charleston, South Carolina, is fighting for her life now at the Augusta Burn Unit in Georgia.  Her husband, Charles Durell Nethercutt, 32, as of this this time, is still on the run.

Brillhart’s family friend, Doug Bridges has started a blog regarding Mandie’s tragedy.  He wrote,  

“As if brutally beating her was not enough the man poured gasoline on the mother of his child and lit a match to her. Flames covered her body and did severe damage to her feet and legs up to her knees.”

“Egregious is not a strong enough word to describe this heinous act which appears to have been premeditated.  The ‘Man’ as he self-described himself, accused the mother of his child of cheating on him … that was excuse for nearly killing the precious woman.”

Bridges has also started a fundraiser to assist the Brillhart family with expenses while Mandie is at the burn center.  Funds raised will help with the unforeseen expenses that go with a young mother who is out of work and her family that is trying desperately to cope.  Monies raised will help with ongoing day-to-day expenses and the additional ones created by Mandie’s extended stay in the hospital.

Authorities in Florence County, South Carolina, have issue a warrant for Nethercutt’s arrest on an attempted murder charge.  Other charges including criminal domestic abuse could be levied once Nethercutt is apprehended.

Nethercutt is described as a black male, about 6 feet tall, 230 lbs., with tattoos on both arms.

Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the whereabouts of Nethercutt is asked to contact Florence County Investigators at (843) 665-2121, ext. 317 or Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at 1-888-CRIME-SC or text tip at #CRIME.  Callers do not need to reveal their identities.

If you or someone you love is a victim of domestic abuse visit  the HotLine.org.   Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224.