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Woman implicated in townhouse fire enters guilty plea

FILE PHOTO - RCMP and Penticton firefighters are pictured at the scene a day after a townhouse fire at Cascade Gardens on Penticton Avenue in the file photo. The fire was extinguished the night before on Oct. 13, 2016. A woman accused of setting the blaze pleaded guilty to an arson charge in Penticton court today, Nov. 22, 2016.
November 22, 2016 - 10:23 AM

PENTICTON - The woman accused of setting fire to a townhouse complex in Penticton pleaded guilty to arson this morning.

The woman, who cannot be named due to a publication ban on the proceedings, appeared via video link in Penticton court, Nov. 22, to enter the guilty plea to a charge of arson causing damaged to property.

The charge stems from a townhouse fire on the evening of Oct. 13 at the Cascade Gardens complex on Penticton Avenue. Four units were destroyed in the blaze.

Defence lawyer Norm Yates made requests for a pre-sentence report, along with psychiatric and psychological assessments, which were granted by Judge Gale Sinclair.

The woman’s next appearance is scheduled for January 4, 2017.

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