Florida Woman Faces Charges For Setting Home On Fire While Husband Was Sleeping

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. (AP) — A 41-year-old southwest Florida woman is facing attempted murder charges after deputies say she set fire to her home.

James Lanham told deputies that he awoke shortly around 1 a.m. Sunday to find his wife, Lisa Lanham, setting their home on fire with a lighter. Another man who was living in a shed converted into a makeshift bedroom behind the residence also told deputies that he awoke to Lisa Lanham lighting his bed on fire.

The house and storage shed were in flames when deputies arrived. James Lanham was not injured. The other man received minor burns to his hands and feet.

Collier County Sheriff’s deputies charged her with one count of attempted murder, two counts of arson of a dwelling, and one count of arson with bodily injury.

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