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Woman arrested in mobile home fire; 8-year-old girl died

December 22, 2018

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Sunland Park police have arrested a 30-year-old woman on multiple charges stemming from a mobile home fire in which an 8-year-old girl was killed.

Jocelyn Ontiveros was booked into the Dona Ana County jail Friday night on suspicion of multiple charges, including arson with intent to commit a violent felony and child abuse resulting in death.

Ontiveros’ arrest stems from the Dec. 13 fire in which Marisa Munoz was killed and two other children were hospitalized with burns.

New Mexico State Fire Marshal investigators found evidence the fire was set intentionally.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Ontiveros who could comment on the allegations.

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