Posted: Oct 23, 2012 4:51 PM by Jim Hummel
Updated: Oct 23, 2012 5:06 PM
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.