Saturday, December 12, 2009

Woman Guilty Of Burning Down House She Said Was Haunted

A Massillon woman pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated arson and arson, according to the Canton Repository. Kristine Hambuechen, 41, told investigators she set fire to her rented home because it was haunted.She told investigators she burned down her home in September "because she was sick of living here, and it was haunted." Hambuehcen was found competent to stand trial and was deemed sane at the time of the offense during a psychological evaluation. An aggravated arson charge carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence.