Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Liar, liar pants on fire!

If you were caught up on yesterday's news, you may have been outraged and felt sorry for Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20-year-old Louisiana woman who claimed she was attacked and set on fire by three men who wrote "KKK" and "nigger" on her car. Now, news reports are saying she made it up.

According to a news report by KSLA-TV, Moffitt was in critical condition Tuesday at the Regional Burn Center at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. Winnsboro police Chief Lester Thomas said Moffitt admitted to setting the fire and putting the racial slurs on her car. The police investigation showed that her DNA was on a lighter and the lighter fluid found at the scene. Thomas did not reveal a motive.

Moffitt's family released a statement Tuesday summed up here:
"Our family is devastated to learn the circumstances surrounding our daughter's injuries. While this was not the resolution we had expected, it is a resolution, and we appreciate the thorough investigation by the local and state police as well as federal agencies. We are sincerely sorry for any problems this may have caused and wish to express our appreciation for the outpouring of love, prayers and support we have received from friends, acquaintances, church organizations and government officials. Over the coming days and weeks, our focus will be on Sharmeka and her recovery."

*sigh* All you can do is pray for this young lady, who clearly needs help. Here's a video of the incident:

KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; |

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