Police- Woman Killed Mother, Stepfather in Fire


by Anthony Burman

GASTONIA, N.C.-- Police arrested a woman they say is responsible for the deaths of her mother and stepfather from a fire at their home in February.

Christa Andrene Smith, 38, is charged with two counts of first degree murder in the case. Police have active warrants out on her.

The fire broke out around 5 a.m. on February 18 at a home Seigle Avenue. One of the residents escaped, and the other two, Ernest Adams, 78, and Angela Wilson, 57, died.

Smith has priors of larceny, resisting arrest and child abuse. Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts is asked to call Gastonia Police at (704) 866-6702.

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