Woman charged with deadly fire found fit for trial

January 10, 2008 3:44:14 PM PST
A homeless woman, charged with killing four people, has been ruled competent to stand trial.Fifty-year-old Mary Smith was originally found unfit for trial. But a judge said she can be tried as long as she is on her medication.

Smith allegedly set four fires last winter in the Wrigleyville area. Four people died in one of the fires that, prosecutors say, Smith started with a burning dollar bill. They say she gave a videotaped statement admitting setting the fire.


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