Social media video leads to arrest in fatal Milwaukee house fire
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WREX) -- Police in Wisconsin have a 39-year-old woman in custody following a fatal house fire and authorities say the woman can be seen on video setting fire to the home.
The fire Friday evening killed 72-year-old Willie Greer. Someone across the street was recording the woman on cell phone and posted the video to Facebook. You can hear from the video, they didn't realize what was happening until they see the woman pouring gasoline through a window and then the home goes up in flames.
Another woman was seen escaping the fire through one of the windows.The video shows several people rushing to help once they realize there was someone in the home, but Greer was not able to get out..
Police say charges will be recommended to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office in the coming days.