Trial starts for teen accused in Cocos fire | UTSanDiego.com
Trial starts for teen accused in Cocos fire
SAN DIEGO — On two consecutive hot and windy days in May, a teenage San Marcos girl walked deep into her backyard — Scripto lighter in hand — and intentionally set trees on fire, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday.
After setting the first fire, the girl, then 13, went back inside and laughed as she told her sister that a falling branch had sparked the blaze. She also told her mother, who called 911. Firefighters quickly doused it, Deputy District Attorney Shawnalyse Ochoa said.
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