Woman Accused Of Helping As Son Set Himself On Fire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 12, 2014) Janie Lachelle Talley, 41, of Charlotte, N.C., who’s accused of helping her son with a video in which he set himself on fire as part of the "fire challenge" trend on social media, has been arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives say Talley's 16-year-old son poured fingernail polish on himself July 29 and set himself on fire.

The police statement says Talley was present at the time and helped with the video recording.

Other people put out the fire, but the teenager suffered minor burns to his chest and neck.

Someone notified the Department of Social Services about the incident and police began investigating.


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