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Ohio Woman Accused of Starting a Deadly Fire Is Now Charged with Her Own Mother’s Murder

Booking photo of Alisha Marie Lang

Alisha Marie Lang

An Ohio woman accused of setting fire to a home several months ago was indicted on arson and murder charges last week in the death of her own mother.

Alisha Marie Lang, 27, has been indicted by a grand jury for the alleged arson murder of 53-year-old Beth Lang, who died 12 days after the February blaze. Records show charges are one count of murder, three counts of aggravated arson as a first-degree felony, and one count of aggravated arson as a second-degree felony.

Charges stem from a home fire on Feb. 2 at 321 W. Cherry St. in Georgetown, Ohio, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Neighbor Jerry James was on Facebook Live when he ran in and attempted to save Beth Lang from the fire, according to WXIX. The woman died at the hospital less than two weeks later on Feb. 14 because of her injuries sustained in the arson, deputies said.

The investigation into the deadly fire continued on.

“After the fire there was a joint investigation by the Brown County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, and the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office,” deputies wrote.

According to the indictment that was filed in Brown County on Thursday, three aggravated arson charges are presented as first-degree felonies because Alisha Lang is accused of knowingly creating “a substantial risk of serious physical harm” to three people: her mom, a person identified as Bronson Green, and another person named as Cainin Green. The second-degree aggravated arson charge alleges that Lang knowingly caused damage to the home.

Alisha Lang remains at the Brown County Jail without bond, records show. It is unclear if she has an attorney in this matter. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office provided a special prosecutor for the case, prosecutors said.

[Booking photo via Brown County Sheriff’s Office]

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