WVa woman charged with setting fire that killed son

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been charged with setting a 2016 fire that killed her 10-year-old son.

The state fire marshal’s office says in a news release that 34-year-old Maria Young was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree arson.

The statement says the August 2016 fire at a home in Point Pleasant killed Young’s son, Dominick Young.

Maria Young was being held Wednesday on $100,000 bond at the Western Regional Jail. Jail records didn’t indicate whether she has a lawyer who can comment on the charge.

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