Lansing woman charged with killing 3 in house fire

Abbieana Williams is charged with killing her boyfriend’s mother, Melissa Weston, and Weston’s two grandchildren
Lansing woman charged with killing 3 in house fire due in court Thursday
Published: Sep. 24, 2020 at 8:59 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2020 at 9:30 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Lansing woman charged with setting her boyfriend’s mother’s house on fire--while she was inside with her grandchildren -- will make a court appearance Thursday.

Update: Woman convicted of murder in fatal Lansing house fire

Abbieana Williams is due in court at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for a probable cause hearing.

Police say Williams set her boyfriend’s mother’s house on fire, killing Melissa Weston and her two grandchildren who were inside the home at the time.

Williams is charged with three counts of homicide and three counts of arson for the fire that was set to the home at 1450 Elizabeth St. on Sept. 3.

In a police affidavit, a friend of Williams told Lansing Police that Williams was angry at her boyfriend because she thought he was cheating on her.

Court records say that Williams sent a text to her boyfriend that said “I’m outside your mom’s house. I hope your mom likes being burned alive.”

Court records also say that a woman with a similar description to Williams, borrowed a lighter from a neighbor on Elizabeth St. Not long after, the neighbor lost sight of the woman and Weston’s house was on fire. Records indicate that Williams' boyfriend was seen with the lighter afterward.

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