Woman Arrested For Arson, Murder In Fatal Fort Worth House Fire

Latisha Davis
Photo credit Credit: Fort Worth Police Department
By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

Investigators say a woman upset over a break up intentionally set the fire that killed a man last weekend in Fort Worth.

The fire in the 3200 block of Knox Street, in Southeast Fort Worth, left a 73-year-old man dead.

Sims says the couple had broken up. He says Davis returned to the house upset about the break-up and that she was told to leave.

Sims says Davis set the house on fire about 5:15 a.m. last Sunday morning. One man, Sammie Lee Brown, 73, died in the fire.

"There was a heroic effort made to try to resuscitate Mr. Brown," says Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis. "I want the Brown family to know with confidence that everything possible was done to help and to save the life of their loved one."

Sims, the investigator, says Brown did not know the other two.

"The deceased was several rooms away from where the fire was set," he says. "Where the fire was set, there was a young couple who lived there. There was a history of reported domestic violence between that couple."

The ex-boyfriend was not hurt, and Sims says he is answering questions.