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Police: Woman Planned to Kill Self, Toddler in House Fire

Julia Franzke Vazquez, 26, of Triangle, is charged with attempted first degree murder and arson to an occupied dwelling.

A Triangle woman is accused of trying to kill herself and her 3-year-old girl in a house fire. 

Julia Franzke Vazquez, 26, of Fuller Heights Road, is now charged with attempted first degree murder and arson to an occupied dwelling. She remains in custody at a local hospital for treatment and evaluation. 

On Wednesday afternoon, Vazquez gave her daughter cough medicine to make her fall asleep, then "lit a fire with the intent to kill them both," said Officer Jonathan Perok, a spokesman for the Prince William County Police Department. When the fire became too intense, she extinguished the fire and drove the little girl to a family member in Fairfax, according to investigators. 

However, Vazquez subsequently struck a tree with her car in Fairfax County and was taken to a local hospital. Her daughter was treated at and released from a local hospital. 

The Prince William County Police Department, Prince William County Fire Marshal's Office and Fairfax County Police jointly investigated the incident. 

The information in this article was provided by the Prince William County Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. 


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