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Police: WVa man arrested in house fire that killed woman

March 2, 2020 GMT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been charged in the death of a woman whose body was found in a home that was set on fire, police said.

Joshua Douglas Hatten, 30, of Huntington, was charged with first-degree murder and arson, news outlets reported.

Huntington Police Capt. Jason Young said Hatten was arrested Friday night. Hatten was being held at the Western Regional Jail. His bond was set at $100,000. Jail records didn’t indicate whether Hatten has an attorney.

Huntington fire officials said Theresa Sue Wilson, 75, died after her home became heavily engulfed in flames Thursday night. The fire was extinguished and her body was found during a search of the house.