Gastonia Woman Accused of Killing Mother and Stepfather in Custody


by WCCB Charlotte

GASTONIA, NC -- Authorities say the woman accused of killing her mother and stepfather in a deadly house fire is in jail. Officers say they located 38-year-old Christa Smith on Thursday afternoon at her attorney's office. Smith is accused of killing Ernest Adams and Angela Wilson on February 18. The couple were found in their home on Siegle Avenue around 5 a.m.

One resident was able to escape the flames. Smith faces two counts of first degree murder.

Police say she has a prior record that includes larceny, resisting arrest and child abuse.


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