This is an incredible story. A nursing home employee was jailed for allegedly using a cigarette lighter to set fire to an elderly patient’s bed over the weekend.
Tina Louise Spencer was booked into the county jail on charges of first-degree arson and attempted murder. Spencer is accused of setting fire to the bed of Ann Hudson, 88, at Carlton Cove nursing home. The resident sustained first- and second-degree burns on her scalp and forehead.
Investigators said Hudson wasn’t a regular patient of Spencer’s but that Spencer checked on her from time to time. Firefighters were called to Carlton Cove shortly after 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters determined the fire wasn’t accidental, which led to a probe by investigators with the police’s Arson Task Force and the fire marshal’s office.