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Huntsville nursing home employee arrested in burning

HUNTSVILLE (AP) — A nursing home employee was jailed for allegedly using a cigarette lighter to set fire to an elderly patient's bed over the weekend.

Huntsville Public Safety Director Rex Reynolds said Tina Louise Spencer, 31, was booked into the county jail Saturday on charges of first-degree arson and attempted murder. She was being held on $6,000 bond.

Spencer is accused of setting fire to the bed of Ann Hudson, 88, at Carlton Cove nursing home. The condition of Hudson, who is bedridden, was not immediately available, but Carlton Cove executive director Dan Shields said she sustained first- and second-degree burns.

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