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Woman Charged in Stafford Fire That Killed Husband

Sheriff: Wife set her home on fire May 1

Lisa Bartosch Mug Shot
Stafford County Sheriff's Office

What to Know

  • Virginia woman arrested on multiple felony charges after setting her own home on fire on May 1.
  • Her husband died from injuries sustained in the fire on May 29.
  • She has been charged with attempted first degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding and arson.

A Virginia woman has been arrested on multiple felony charges after setting her home on fire on May 1, the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.

Scott Bartosch Jr. died Monday from injuries he suffered in the fire.

His wife, Lisa Bartosch, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding and arson, according to the sheriff's office. She has been in the Rappahannock Regional Jail on no bond since Friday.

Police initially responded to the fire on Devonshire Lane in the Hampton Oaks subdivision May 1 at 9:15 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are coming, police said.

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