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Geneva woman sentenced to psychiatric care after 10 fires

National News // March 31, 2017

A 34 year old Geneva woman and mother of 5 has been ordered to undergo psychiatric care in a secure hospital after being found guilty of setting fire to her own apartment 10 times in 3 years.

Pixabay Geneva woman sentenced to psychiatric care after 10 fires

The last was in May last year.

The woman told the court she wanted to be rehoused from the flat she lived in with her children and mother. She said she was frustrated as there was an empty apartment in the building which was bigger.

A mental health report prepared for the court said the woman suffered from a mental disability and was also abused as a child.

The last fire caused CHF 300,000 worth of damage. 

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