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Lovingston woman accused of setting fatal fire

Linda Blackwell

Linda Blackwell

Linda Blackwell

Linda Blackwell

NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — A Virginia woman is facing murder and arson charges for a deadly fire four years ago.

Prosecutors said Linda Blackwell intentionally set a fire at a home in Lovingston in 2009 that killed James Shelton.

A grand jury also indicted Blackwell on charges connected to two other fires at home in February and May of last year.

Blackwell is being held without bond at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

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