Woman, 75, jailed after police say she set fire to apartment

1:45 PM, Apr 6, 2012   |    comments
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NAUGATUCK, Conn. (NBC) -- Police say in February 75-year-old Raenn Goss moved most of her belongings out of her residence in Naugatuck, Connecticut and then intentionally set fire to a mattress that was still in her bedroom on the first floor.

Manuel Nobre, Goss's landlord, lives on the second floor of the house and was at home with his wife when the fire broke out.

He couldn't believe what he was seeing, nor could he believe that Goss said to him as she walked by him on the driveway that this was his fault.

Goss was being evicted because she hadn?t paid her rent in months and court documents indicate that she had a gambling problem.

Police say she eventually admitted to causing the fire.

She was hospitalized for unspecific mental problems following the fire.

She is facing several charges including arson.

NBC

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