Twelve Year Old Child Faces Criminal Charges

An Indiana child faces attempted murder charges after police say a 12-year old Miami County girl allegedly set fire to her mother's bed then faked her own abduction.

The Miami County sheriff says the girl "snapped" after getting too many chores.

Police began looking for the girl, her six-year old sister and eight-year old brother yesterday after their mother called 911.

The woman said she woke up with her bed on fire and discovered her children and car were missing.

Police called the woman's cell phone and spoke to the 12-year old who initially said she had been kidnapped.

The children were found unharmed a short time later however, the 12-year old will face charges of attempted murder and arson.


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