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Winnipeg woman pleads guilty to rooming house fire

Oct. 22, 2012, Winnipeg – A Winnipeg woman has pleaded guilty to setting a rooming house fire that killed five people.

October 22, 2012
By The Canadian Press

Oct. 22, 2012, Winnipeg – A Winnipeg woman has pleaded guilty to setting a rooming house fire that killed five people.

Lulonda Flett, who is 41, admitted to setting the July 2011 at a building in the city's Point Douglas district.

Flett was originally charged with five counts of second-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to five counts of manslaughter.

She is to be sentenced March 21.

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Court of Queen's Bench Justice Brenda Keyser asked Flett whether she understood that she will be going to jail for a long time.

Flett answered "yes."

At the time of her arrest, police said Flett had been in a dispute with someone at the rooming house, had left and returned to set the fire.