Oct 23, 2012 5:51 PM by Jim Hummel

Shreveport Times: Police Believe Winnsboro Woman Set Herself On Fire

The Shreveport Times is reporting that police are expected to announce that a Winnsboro woman set herself on fire and made up her story about being the victim of a hate crime.  

Sharmeka Moffitt (pictured) told police she was attacked while walking in a park in Winnsboro Sunday night.  She claimed three men doused her with a flammable liquid, set her on fire, and wrote racial slurs on her car. 

Moffitt, 20, is in critical condition at a hospital in Shreveport with burns covering 60% of her body.


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