Convicted stabber accused of starting fire at Fort Wayne shelter

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A woman with a long history of mental illness and a conviction for stabbing a man to death is the main suspect in an arson at a Fort Wayne homeless shelter.

Prosecutors say 62-year-old Shanda Harris lit the curtains on fire at the St. Joseph Mission back in early July.

WANE-TV reports that Harris spent 11 years in prison for stabbing a man to death back in 2000. She has battled mental health problems for years, and Fort Wayne police say she told them she was off her meds and angry when she set the fire.

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