death penalty news—-TEXAS

Sept. 23


Woman Accused Of Setting Daughters On Fire Escapes Death Sentence

A Fort Worth-area woman accused of setting her three young daughters on
fire has pleaded guilty to capital murder and injury to a child in a deal
that spared her from a possible death penalty.

Under the terms of the plea deal, Alysha V. Green was sentenced to life in
prison without the possibility of parole.

Three-year-old Ariania Green died a few days after suffering burns to 90
percent of her body in the fire at their Haltom City house a year ago.

Her older daughters, then 5 and 7, were seriously burned in the fire that
Green admitted setting because she was angry at her husband, the girls'

Green was hospitalized for three weeks with burns from the fire.

(source: KWTX News)