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Oklahoma woman arrested for blaze in home where 2 found dead


January 3, 2020

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on a federal arson complaint in connection with a blaze at a mobile home on tribal land near Harrah in which two people were found dead, federal authorities said Thursday.

Desma Valdez was arrested on a criminal complaint filed earlier this week that alleges she deliberately set fire to the home Saturday on tribal land of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma.

Valdez told investigators she doused a mattress with gasoline where two people were sleeping and started the blaze, according to a federal investigator's affidavit. The victims wer...

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