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Granddaughter-grandmother arrested for arson in Murfreesboro

A fire marshal with Murfreesboro Fire Rescue has arrested a 28 and 80-year old granddaughter-grandmother and charged them with arson.

28-year old Ashley Barner was arrested last month (6/24/2019) and charged with arson. Her grandmother, 80-year old Peggy O’Neal of Bradyville Pike, was arrested Monday (7/29/2019) and charged with conspiracy to commit arson and insurance fraud.According to lead investigator Charles Malone, Barner admitted to intentionally leaving a candle next to a doll clothed in yarn on a bedside table in a back bedroom of the home. When questioned, the woman implicated her grandmother’s involvement as well.

The fire took place  at 208 Chamberlain Drive in Murfreesboro.

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