On Friday, firefighters rushed to the scene of a trailer fire in Denham, Louisiana.
But did “the devil” really play a role?
Authorities say it didn’t take long to find out the cause of the fire: a 53-year-old woman who later confessed she was trying “to get the devil out” of her trailer home. According to Fox44, JoLynn Winn has been charged with a single count of simple arson and remains in Livingston Parish Jail.
After receiving reports of the flames, firefighters arrived to trailer fire and saw Winn, who was treated at a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation, according to WAFB. An investigation determined the fire started in her living room, authorities say, and began on Winn’s couch.
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Authorities say the woman confessed to starting the flames because she wanted to get an evil spirit out of her trailer, according to The Livingston Parish News. She has a bond of $125,000 for the alleged arson.
A few weeks earlier, police accused a woman from New York of stabbing a British tourist to death because she wanted to “rid the house of evil.” Faye Doomchin, the suspect, got lunch with the tourist and a friend, police say, and all three went back to Doomchin’s house.
Police say “Doomchin made statements that she did not like the woman from England” and “appeared from the kitchen with a kitchen knife, walked right over to (the British woman) and stabbed her in the chest.”
The woman died at the hospital, while Doomchin was charged with murder.