Woman who started 2019 apartment fire pleads guilty

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A woman who started a devasting apartment fire has pleaded guilty. In 2019, Cherlynn Martinez started a fire in an apartment complex near Montgomery and San Pedro causing nearly two dozen residents to be displaced.



A federal agency took over the case. Thursday, she pleaded guilty to one count of damaging and destroying a building by fire.

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