Police: Georgia Woman Tried to Set Home on Fire

October 22, 2008

Police said a woman in East Point, Ga. tried to set her home on fire while her child and elderly mother were still inside.

Investigators said 40-year-old Doris Williams set mattresses on fire around 9 p.m. on Oct. 20. Her mother and child got out of the home safely.

Officers responding to a call about an intoxicated woman said they saw smoke inside the home. They found Williams a few minutes later.

Officers said she admitted setting the fire and told them she was sick of people in the house.

A police officer who entered the home was treated for smoke inhalation.

Police said Williams was charged with arson and reckless conduct and could face more charges.

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