Monday, March 05, 2012

Woman accused in Missouri nursing home fire

A southeast Missouri woman is facing arson charges for a November fire at a nursing home.The Dexter Daily Statesman reported that 59-year-old Joyce Johnson allegedly set fire to the bed of a 73-year-old woman at Golden Living Center-Dexter as the woman was asleep in the bed.Johnson is also charged with felony elder abuse. She is jailed on $35,000 bond and does not yet have a listed attorney.Dexter Police Chief Trevor Pulley says Johnson admitted using a lighter to start the fire, though she says she did not intend to hurt anyone. No one was badly hurt in the fire
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