FDNY: Woman faces murder, arson charges following deadly Bed-Stuy building fire

The fire occurred at a building on Monroe Street between Tompkins and Throop avenues.

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2024, 12:23 PM

Updated 18 days ago

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A woman accused of intentionally setting a fire that killed a 70-year-old man in Bed-Stuy Friday night has been arrested.
The fire occurred at a building on Monroe Street between Tompkins and Throop avenues.
Vetus Roberts died following the fire, according to authorities.
Police say 65-year-old Jennifer Rochard has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree arson.


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