UPDATE: Rhinelander Arson Suspect Not Competent

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

The Rhinelander woman accused of trying to burn down a rental home while her son slept inside will be sent to a mental health facility.

Pamela Matt, 47, is charged with arson and first degree reckless endangerment.

Investigators say she lit gas in the basement of her home while her 20-year-old son was asleep upstairs. He was able to escape.

Monday in Oneida County Court, a judge ruled she was not competent and ordered her to be committed.

She was previously convicted of an arson charge in 2002.

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