Cairo Fire Investigation
Cairo, IL -- On Friday, prosecutors filed charges against 22-year-old Pristine Henderson. They believe, she started a string of fires in Cairo. The charges include arson, residential arson, attempted arson, and burglary.
Heartland News talked to Henderson's mother. She's not making excuses for what prosecutors say Henderson did, but she is doing what most every parent might do in this situation, she's coming to her daughter's defense.
Annetta Collier tells KFVS the same thing her father told us several days ago, that Henderson suffers from post-partum depression and she was off her medication when the fires broke out Wednesday, but she says, her daughter could not have started all five fires. Including some that happened over the weekend. Annetta says, Henderson was in Oklahoma City when the weekend fires broke out.