Suspect in Paris deadly fire to be presented to judge

View of the apartment building after a fire broke Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 in Paris. Paris' deadliest fire in over a decade claimed 10 lives, sending fleeing residents to the roof to escape the flames that engulfed their apartment building before dawn Tuesday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Paris prosecutor's office says the suspect in the fire that killed 10 people in the French capital this week is going before an investigative judge to face eventual charges of deadly arson.

The suspect, a woman who prosecutors say has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past decade for mental health issues, has been detained in the investigation into the fire at the nine-story apartment building.

Besides the deaths, 96 other people were injured in the blaze, including eight firefighters.

The suspect had been sent to a police psychiatric infirmary for psychological evaluation. Police say she indicated during the first part of her detention that she was not behind the fire early Tuesday that was the deadliest in Paris since 24 people died in a 2005 hotel fire.


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