Officials: Winnsboro burn victim's claims false - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Officials: Winnsboro burn victim's claims false

Sharmeka Moffitt, 20 (Source: Facebook) Sharmeka Moffitt, 20 (Source: Facebook)
A scorched spot and flowers mark the spot where Sharmeka Moffitt was burned in Civitan Park. A scorched spot and flowers mark the spot where Sharmeka Moffitt was burned in Civitan Park.

WINNSBORO, LA (KSLA) - Authorities say the woman who told police she had been attacked and set on fire in a Winnsboro city park made it all up.

20-year-old Sharmeka Moffitt remains in critical condition in the Regional Burn Center at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, where she is believed to have undergone surgery Tuesday.

At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas confirmed that evidence found at the scene indicated Moffitt caused the injuries herself.


Related Stories:

Copyright 2012 KSLA. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.