Mom Charged With Murder in Kids' Burns

Thursday, September 20, 2007


FORT WORTH, Texas — 

A mother accused of dousing her three young daughters with gasoline and setting them on fire, killing one, was charged Thursday with capital murder.

Alysha Green's 3-year-old daughter, Ariania, died after being removed from life support Tuesday, three days after the fire at their home in Haltom City, a Fort Worth suburb.

Her two older daughters, 5-year-old Alexandria and 7-year-old Adamiria, remain hospitalized, but their conditions are not being released.

Prosecutors said they have not decided whether to seek the death penalty against Green, 29. She also has been charged with serious bodily injury to a child, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Green, who also remained hospitalized Thursday, does not yet have an attorney, according to court records.

Green told an officer that she burned her children because she was mad at her husband, according to police records. The husband told authorities Green had bipolar disorder but hadn't been taking her medication, according to other records.

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