A New Jersey woman named Lakishette Williams accidentally set fire to her apartment after she found out her boyfriend was gay and was cheating on her with other men. She told police she accidentally set her apartment ablaze while burning love letters from the man.
This happened in December and she was immediately arrested for arson after police found out she started fires in two rooms, but she claims it was a mistake. The 25-year-old mother-of-two said she was “distraught” after she found out her boyfriend’s ‘friends’ were actually his sexual partners and she’d left them in her home on several occasions.
She appeared in court last week for a bail reconsideration hearing where a judge reduced her bail from $50,000 to $35,000
“She was devastated. She didn’t intentionally set the fires; she was just burning love letters from her boyfriend.” said her attorney Caroline Davis.