She Used Drugs And Killed A Man. When She Came To, She Lit A Camper On Fire Thinking She Was 'Burning A Witch.'

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Nov. 19 2022, Published 8:56 a.m. ET

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A woman claimed after she murdered a victim, she set fire to a camper because she thought she was “burning a witch.”

Now, she faces nearly four decades in prison.

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This month in Minnesota, Crystal Wilson pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder and first-degree arson, according to WCCO. The incident happened in July and the victim’s name has not been released.

Wilson is set to be sentenced at a later date and faces up to 37 years behind bars, according to WCCO.

In July, police arrested Wilson when they spotted her coming out of the woods near where a burning camper and a body was found, according to KSTP.

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A witness told police that he believed Wilson was involved in the murder and he had recently kicked her out of his home for fighting with his sister and acting strange, according to KSTP. Wilson returned after the murder covered in blood and asked to take a shower.

She also told the witness the victim would not be able to hurt anybody again.

Wilson then returned to the woods, where she was arrested.

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Wilson told police that she used methamphetamine at the trailer. After using the drugs, she stabbed the victim multiple times with a knife, according to reports. Wilson went unconscious and woke up to find the murdered victim.

Police didn’t find the knife but did find a pair of pliers at the scene.

When investigators asked how many times she stabbed the victim, Wilson said, “I just kept going,” according to the KTSP.

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Wilson then grabbed a lighter and lit the camper on fire, saying she thought she was “burning a witch.”

Wilson had several bruises on her body and could not recall if they were sustained before or after the murder.


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