Woman Charged With Arson And Murder In Fatal South Austin Fire

Dementhrice Boykin has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated arson.

October 15th 2021

Woman Charged With Arson And Murder In Fatal South Austin Fire

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 64-year-old woman has been arrested on arson and murder charges, accused of setting a fire that killed a man in South Austin on Wednesday.

Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said 62-year-old Willie Heard was found dead in a three-story apartment building, located at 5038 West Congress Parkway, just after midnight early Wednesday.

Thursday night, police announced 64-year-old Dementhrice Boykin, was identified as the person who set the fire.

She has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated arson.

Boykin is due to appear in bond court Friday afternoon.

 

(Source : https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/10/14/dementhrice-boykin-charged-murder-arson-south-austin-fire-willie-heard/)