By Associated Press - Tuesday, August 27, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Police have accused a woman of setting a house fire while her mother was inside and killing four animals at the home.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports police filed several charges against 33-year-old Ella Lynn Richardson, including first-degree arson and attempted first-degree murder.

Warrants say Richardson set fire to a room on July 24 that 69-year-old Ella Cottrell Richardson was in at the time, and killed three dogs and a parrot.

According to police, Ella Lynn Richardson and her mother suffered serious injuries were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Investigators said Ella Lynn Richardson set fire to sections of the house following a dispute with her mother.

Ella Lynn Richardson, who was arrested on Tuesday, is jailed on a $55,000 bond. It’s not known if she has an attorney.


Information from: Winston-Salem Journal,

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