Fire probe: Conway woman killed granddaughter, self | Arkansas Blog

Monday, January 9, 2012

Fire probe: Conway woman killed granddaughter, self

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Faulkner County authorities tell the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway that Janice Robbins, 63, stabbed her 7-year-old granddaughter Abby and they both died in the fire she shet.

Their bodies were found after a fire was reported Saturday morning in Robbins' home. Investigators found a suicide note in Robbins' car.

Janice Robbins adopted her granddaughter after her father died while serving in Iraq in 2005. The sheriff's office quoted Robbins' note as saying she couldn't stand to leave her granddaughter behind.

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