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Woman Charged With Attempted Murder, Arson Following Salisbury Fire

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SALISBURY, Md.- A 33-year-old woman is facing attempted murder, arson and related charges following an early Thursday morning fire that occurred at a Salisbury home.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said that shortly before 5 a.m., Salisbury firefighters responded to a report of a fire at a one story home located on the 100 block of First Street. Firefighters got the blaze under control in less than five minutes.  

The occupant, who discovered the fire, got out safely. The fire caused an estimated $200 in damage to the structure. Investigators said the fire originated in the exterior of a rear window and was determined to be intentionally set. 

The fire scene investigation resulted in an arrest warrant being obtained for Connie F. Stevens, of Salisbury. The warrant was served later Thursday and Stevens was taken into custody and charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree arson, first- and second-degree malicious burning, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property.

Stevens was transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center where she is being held without bond. Authorities said if convicted of all charges filed against her, Stevens faces the
possibility of life in prison and fines up to $63,500.

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