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Homeless woman gets 29 years in fatal Va. fire

Thursday - 1/12/2012, 5:00am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - A homeless woman convicted of setting a fire in Richmond that killed another woman has been sentenced to 29 years in prison.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( http://bit.ly/yTHLUI) reports 34-year-old Michelle Yvette Hampton was convicted and sentenced on murder and arson charges Wednesday in Richmond Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say Hampton set a fire last June in an abandoned home where her ex-boyfriend and 56-year-old Jacquelin Yvonne Anderson were sleeping. Anderson died of burns and smoke inhalation. The ex-boyfriend escaped through a window.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com


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