Fire Marshal: Man sets mother on fire during money dispute

Fire Marshal: Man sets mother on fire during money dispute

A northwest Harris County man is accused of setting his own mother on fire, because she didn’t give him money to buy marijuana.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 8 at 6:59 PM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A northwest Harris County man is accused of setting his own mother on fire, because she didn’t give him money to buy marijuana.

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office said 18-year-old John Carter started setting her clothes on fire during the dispute over money. The incident happened at an apartment complex located in the 15500 block of Ella Boulevard.

Firefighters were called after the fire spread to the entire apartment.

Carter was arrested and charged with arson.

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