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WOMAN SENTENCED FOR LIGHTING ROOMMATE ON FIRE

A Pensacola woman who was charged with attempted murder after dousing her roommate with lighter fluid and setting her on fire last June has avoided a long prison sentence. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Darneque Jones doused her former roommate and a bag of her belongings with lighter fluid after an argument and then threw a lit cigarette at it, setting her on fire. Her friend was then severely injured when a can of hairspray in the bag exploded. The victim was found curled up underneath an outdoor water spigot when deputies arrived, and reportedly suffered permanent scarring on 30% of her body. Jones had been charged with attempted murder, but was acquitted on that charge last week. She was found guilty on first-degree arson, and arson causing great bodily harm charges. She'll serve 15 years in prison and ten years of probation.



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