HOUSTON – The 19-year-old woman accused of dousing a man with a substance and setting him on fire in Kingwood was arrested Thursday, the Montgomery County DA’s Office confirmed.
Emma Presler has since been charged with murder after the fire left one man dead and another person injured.
The incident happened around 10 p.m. Aug. 6 at a home on Aspen Glade Drive near Northpark Drive, authorities said.
In their initial reports, authorities said they found two badly burned victims outside the home and were investigating the cause of the fire.
After further investigation, authorities said they learned the fire was intentionally set by Presler.
Police said the victims, 33-year-old Devin Graham and 26-year-old Karissa Lindros were inside the home when Presler went inside, poured an unknown flammable substance on Graham and lit him on fire.
As a result of the fire, Lindros was also burned. Both Lindros and Graham were transported to a hospital via Life Flight, where Graham later died, police said.