Wife Accused of Setting Fire in Bedroom as Husband Slept

Friday, Jul 12, 2013  |  Updated 1:54 PM EDT
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Wife Accused of Setting Fire in Bedroom as Husband Slept

Middlebury Police

Police said Jill DeFusco is accused of setting a fire in the bedroom as her husband was sleeping.

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A Middlebury police have arrested a woman accused of setting a fire on the bedroom while her husband was sleeping.

The victim told police that he went to bed after getting into an argument with his wife, Jill L. Defusco, over pizza and woke up to find his side of the bed on fire, police said.

He jumped up, put the fire out and called police at 10:24, police said.

Police said Jill Defusco, 43, lit a greeting card on fire, which ignited a pair of shorts, but not the bed, police said.

The Waterbury Republican-American reports that Defusco told police she set an anniversary card on fire and said it was "symbolic" of their marriage after her husband threw jelly beans at her. 

Officers took her into custody and said there was a protective order against Defusco from a previous domestic case.

Defusco was charged with violation of a standing criminal protective order, reckless endangerment in the first degree and disorderly conduct.
 
Defusco was in Superior Court in Waterbury on Thursday.
 
 

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