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CrimeAngry girlfriend pleads guilty to setting ex-boyfriend's apartment building on fire, displacing 130 people

14:10  08 june  2019
14:10  08 june  2019 Source:   wusa9.com

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A woman charged with setting her ex-boyfriend's apartment building on fire pleaded guilty this week.

Natasha Joyner of New Carrollton pleaded guilty to multiple counts of arson, malicious burning, destruction and other charges in setting a fire that displaced 130 people and caused $2.2 million in damages, Prince George's Fire Department tweeted Friday.

On September 17, around 3:30 p.m., Prince George's County firefighters responded to a fire at 5334 85th Avenue in New Carrollton and found a fire in three-story garden style apartment building. It took firefighters nearly two hours to put out the flames.

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Previous reporting shows she was apparently upset with her ex-boyfriend when setting the fire.

The fire damaged four apartment buildings. Officials said no injuries were reported and at the time, ruled the fire to be “incendiary.”

Angry girlfriend pleads guilty to setting ex-boyfriend's apartment building on fire, displacing 130 people© PGFD A photo of the September fire that caused $2.2 million in damages and displaced 130 people.

Prince George's Fire Department said she was sentenced to about 25 years, plus five years of supervised probation.

Marcel Warfield, WUSA, contributed to this report.

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