“accused of setting six fires in McIntyre Hall, a building that houses about 100 Wheaton students”
This is one way to swiftly end your time in college. Odds are there are some psychological issues here.
FOX 25 News reports:
Wheaton College student RA accused of arson fires on campus
A Wheaton College student has been arrested in connection with several arson fires on campus.
Janelys Pimentel, 22, of Roslindale, was held without bail and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation during her arraignment in Attleboro District Court on Thursday. She left the courthouse in shackles while being escorted into a law enforcement van.
Pimentel, a college senior who is a resident assistant of the dormitory where the fires occurred, pleaded not guilty to the charges during her arraignment in Attleboro District Court on Thursday.
She is charged with two counts of arson from fires on Dec. 2, 2018; four counts of wantonly injuring real and personal property for fires on Nov. 28, 2018, Dec. 2, 2018, Dec. 14, 2018 and Feb. 7, 2019; and six counts of vandalism for the fire incidents which occurred during the above dates.
She is accused of setting six fires in McIntyre Hall, a building that houses about 100 Wheaton students. The most recent fire occurred overnight.
A prosecutor said State Police investigators installed hidden cameras inside the dormitory and one of the cameras allegedly caught Pimentel starting a fire, then alerting other students.
Pimentel admitted that she started the fires when questioned by police, but only after she was confronted with the video evidence, a prosecutor said.
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