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Ogden woman sentenced in house fire

Ogden woman sentenced in house fire



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OGDEN -- A judge chastised an Ogden woman in court yesterday -- as he sentenced her for lighting her home on fire in an apparent suicide attempt.

According to the Standard-Examiner, 2nd District Judge Ernie Jones asked Kathie Belinda Tiger, 48, if she had any idea how many people she could have killed or injured with her actions before handing down a sentence of time served and mental health treatment.

He also ordered Tiger to pay $17,480 in damages.

Tiger admitted to starting a fire in her home in May using fireworks. She told an officer that she was behind on her mortgage payments and didn't want the mortgage-holder to have the home. She also said at the time she was trying to kill herself.

In August she pleaded guilty to second-degree felony arson in connection with the fire.

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