Woman charged with setting fire to apartment building, killing 62-year-old man

A woman was charged with intentionally setting fire to a building Oct. 13, 2021, in Austin.

A woman was charged with intentionally setting fire to a building Oct. 13, 2021, in Austin. | Adobe Stock Photo

Dementhrice Boykin, 64, faces one count each of first-degree murder and aggravated arson, knowing a person was present.

A woman has been charged with setting fire to an Austin apartment building and causing the death of a 62-year-old man.

Dementhrice Boykin, 64, faces one count each of first-degree murder and aggravated arson, knowing a person was present, according to Chicago police.

Boykin allegedly set fire to an apartment building Wednesday in the 5000 block of West Congress Parkway, causing the death of a 62-year-old, police said.

Firefighters found the man’s body in the basement of the building about 12:25 a.m., police said.

Boykin was scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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