Woman accused of setting fire to neighbor’s home

December 19, 2017

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is facing charges she set fire to her neighbor’s house.

Worcester County officials say 54-year-old Linda Sbrogna, of Leominster, was arrested Monday night and charged with arson and breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony.

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports Sbrogna had a long running feud with her neighbors, Paul Legere and Rosemary Allen.

Court documents show the homeowners had been granted a harassment prevention order against Sbrogna. They’ve also dealt with three recent house fires, though Sbrogna has only been charged with the most recent one.

She was arraigned Tuesday in Leominster District Court and held pending a Friday court hearing and a mental health evaluation. The paper reports Sbrogna told police she entered the home through an unlocked door and ignited the carpet with a lighter.

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