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Fayetteville woman accused of setting fire to home while boyfriend slept

Posted December 8, 2014

Donna Leslie Dixon-Parker
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— A Fayetteville woman has been charged with trying to kill her sleeping boyfriend by setting fire to his mobile home, authorities said Monday.

Donna Leslie Dixon-Parker, 48, of 408 Perch Drive, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree arson. She was being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $600,000 bond.

Firefighters responded to a fire at a mobile home in the 6300 block of Camden Road in Fayetteville at about 2 a.m. Sunday after  a friend of 67-year old Bobby Bryant discovered him asleep in a smoke-filled room, authorities said.

Bryant was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for smoke inhalation and released.

Investigators with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the Stoney Point Fire Department determined a fire was started in a bedroom closet of the home.


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  • The Mudge Dec 8, 2014

    What?! I can't believe it. Judging from the photo I would think she really has it together.

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Dec 8, 2014

    I'm sure at 48 and 67 they had TONS in common. Girlfriend? Yeah, right

  • diana123 Dec 8, 2014

    probably wasn't her trailer anyway. well she will have a place to live for now on. at the expense of the taxpayer. a guest of the state as it were.

  • Brogden Dec 8, 2014

    It takes a mad and mean woman to set fire to the trailer and try and burn you up!

  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Dec 8, 2014
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    Lucky this man had a friend check on him. What an awful thing to try to do to someone; I hope they prosecute her to the fullest.

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  • Mariann Byknish Dec 8, 2014
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    Wonder how they figured it was her and did she confess? Gees! Just break up and go your separate ways, no need to go killing anyone!