Manhunt ends for woman wanted for killing man, injuring woman by lighting them on fire

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Source: MEGA; Houston police

Aug. 27 2021, Published 9:54 a.m. ET

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A teen who killed one person and severely injured another after setting them on fire has been arrested, according to multiple reports

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The arrest ends a week-long hunt in Texas for Emma Presler, who was wanted in the case.

It’s not the first time Presler has been tied to a killing. She was arrested in connection to a 2020 fatally shooting, but those charges were dropped.

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On Aug. 26, Click2Houston reported Pressler was arrested on the murder charge. The station did not say where she was apprehended.

On Aug. 6 around 10 p.m., Houston police were called to the scene of an arson, where they found Devin Graham, 33, and his girlfriend, Karissa Lindros, 26, with severe burns outside their home.

Both victims were airlifted to the hospital in critical condition, but Graham eventually died from his injuries.

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According to KWTX-TV, Graham was able to tell investigators he and Lindros were set on fire after a woman entered their home and doused them with an unknown liquid, now believed to be gasoline. Police said eyewitnesses saw a female then flee the scene in a white, four-door sedan.

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Police say Presler was responsible for lighting both people on fire. The police asked for the public’s help finding her earlier this week.

In September 2020, Presler was charged in connection to the fatal shooting of Sierra Rhodd, a 20-year-old woman with cerebral palsy who was in bed when she died. A judge dropped the charge against Presler, accused of being the getaway driver, ruling prosecutors had not established sufficient probable cause.


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