Trial date set for woman in deadly Wrigleyville fire

March 10, 2008 3:51:45 PM PDT
A judge has set a trial date for a homeless woman charged with setting a deadly fire in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood one year ago Monday.Four people were killed when an apartment on Freemont and Addison went up in flames.

Prosecutors say Mary Smith started that fire by lighting a $1 bill. She's charged with murder and arson.

In January, a judge found Smith fit to stand trial after a public defender appointed to her questioned the 50-year old's mental stability at the time of the fire.

The trial is set to begin May 7.


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