A case against a Cumberland County woman who is charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault was continued until April 17 after she made a brief appearance in Criminal Court last Friday.

Public Defender Cynthia Lyons said she has filed a motion to suppress statements made by her client, Karen L. Aulich.

Prosecutors allege that Aulich threw an ignitable liquid on her husband, Fredrick, and set him on fire after a two-day on and off domestic argument.

Lyons told Criminal Court Judge Lillie Ann Sells that she needed more time to subpoena witnesses for the motion to suppress hearing.

"Your honor we have requested medical records and additional witnesses for the hearing. One of those witnesses is a doctor and we will need a little more notice," Lyons said.

Judge Sells agreed as well as Assistant District Attorney General Doug Crawford and the case was continued until April 17 at 9 a.m.

An affidavit on the arrest warrant alleges that Aulich threw an ignitable liquid onto the face and body of her husband, Frederick Eugene Aulich, 61, ignited a lighter, setting him on fire and leaving him with severe injuries.

Aulich, 33, of Daddy's Creek Lane, was indicted by the Cumberland County Grand Jury on a two-count indictment in September 2005.

Frederick Aulich was rushed to Cumberland Medical Center and then transferred to the burns unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was later discharged to an unknown rehabilitation center where he died in June 2005.

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