Crime

Teen Charged With Setting Her Family's Mobile Home On Fire While They Slept Inside

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

A 17-year-old girl has been charged with setting her family’s mobile home on fire in an attempt to kill them on July 25. The teen, who will be tried as an adult, is facing four counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree arson.

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The teen allegedly set fire to her family’s Brewton, Alabama, mobile home while four of her relatives slept inside, AL.com reported.

One of the family members suffered from severe burns and was taken to D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton, Alabama, before being transferred to the burn unit at University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama. His condition is currently unknown, but the sheriff’s office told WSFA that he remains hospitalized.

Chief Deputy Mike Lambert of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said that the mobile home was “completely destroyed,” after the blaze broke out. 

The teen suspect was found allegedly attempting to flee the scene in a wooded area not far from the home. She is currently being held on a $200,000 bail.

The investigation into the fire is ongoing.

Sources: WSFA, AL.com Photo credit: Phil Price/Flickr, Stephan W./Flickr