Woman Admits to Trying to Burn Down Man's Home

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she attacked her ex-boyfriend and tried to light his house on fire in March.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 26-year-old Thorsha Gary pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges of second-degree arson and second-degree burglary.

Prosecutors say Gary broke into her ex-boyfriend's home while he was sleeping on March 24 and attacked him with a knife while spraying lighter fluid around. The fire she set damaged curtains but didn't spread.

Gary could be sentenced to as much as 10 years on each charge. Prosecutor James Katcher says the state will request that Gary serve her sentences consecutively.
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