Court Hearing for Accused Teen Arsonist Postponed

A 15-year-old girl accused of setting a fire in an attempt to kill her family will appear in court on Tuesday

Monday, Aug 20, 2012  |  Updated 6:01 PM EDT
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A 15-year-old was charged with attempted murder and arson after allegedly setting her family's home on fire Saturday morning. The New Jersey teenager is set to appear in court on Tuesday. NBC10's Cydney Long was there when relatives returned to the home.

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A 15-year-old was charged with attempted murder and arson after allegedly setting her family's home on fire Saturday morning. The New Jersey teenager is set to appear in court on Tuesday. NBC10's Cydney Long was there when relatives returned to the home.

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Teen Charged With Arson to Appear in Court

Police say a 15-year-old girl tried to burn down her family's home on East Center Street in Clayton, N.J. Five family members were injured, along with the teenage girl who police say started the fire with gasoline. NBC10's Marisa Brahney reports from outside the courthouse in Woodbury where the teen is set to appear Monday.
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A New Jersey teenager charged with attempted murder and arson for allegedly setting a fire at her family's house remains held pending another court hearing.

  The 15-year-old was due in family court in Gloucester County on Monday. However, that's been postponed after her detention hearing took place over the weekend. Her name is being withheld because she is a juvenile.
 
Authorities say the Saturday morning fire was set with gasoline. Most of the damage was contained to the second floor of the single-family house.
 
The teen and six other family members were injured, including two who were taken to a burn center in Pennsylvania with internal burns.
 
The suspect is being held at the Camden County Juvenile Detention Center.

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