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Bond raised for suspect in fatal house fire

Posted July 6, 2010

— A Bladen County judge on Tuesday raised the bond for a woman charged in a fatal house fire to $10 million.

Belinda Jacobs Brown, 49, of 1601 Peanut Plant Road in Elizabethtown, was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths 49-year-old Marcia Wright and 12-year-old Yolanda Wright.

The Wrights, who were Brown's aunt and cousin, died of smoke inhalation.

Brown also is charged with first-degree arson in the case. Investigators said they found four places in the home where chemicals were used to help the fire spread more quickly.

Authorities haven't discussed a possible motive in the case.


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  • Brogden Jul 6, 2010

    That lady was either very mad or very insane! Who can imagine doing such a thing especially to family!

  • notagain1903 Jul 6, 2010

    I would hate to be invited to that family reunion!!

  • sweet4you Jul 6, 2010

    Family against family...a sign of the times. Very sad :-(

  • momee Jul 6, 2010

    that picture is just funny...

  • the genius Jul 6, 2010

    whats the point really?