Updated 09/30/2012 05:13 PM
Bronx Woman Charged With Arson, Manslaughter
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City fire marshals arrested this weekend a Bronx woman and charged her with intentionally setting a fire in her apartment that led to the death of her boyfriend.
Wendy Walston, 46, was charged with manslaughter, arson and reckless endangerment.
Fire officials say Walston started the fire on the night of September 12 inside a second-floor apartment she shared with 50-year-old Thomas Galvin at 2727 University Avenue in Kingsbridge.
The fire caused so much smoke that residents on the fifth floor panicked and one man knocked out the windows with his bare hands, leaving graphic blood stains on the building.
Other residents saved themselves by hanging out on the roof as more than 100 firefighters put out the flames.
Galvin died of his injuries, while 10 other people were seriously hurt, including a four-year-old child.