This is an old one but it is back in the news because she is going to trial in a few weeks and I didn't see it on here..
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- A Bucks County mother charged with arson and attempted homicide will face trial in just weeks.
Investigators said the suburban mother tried three times to set her home ablaze as her 4-year-old daughter was asleep inside, and they said the mother had removed the batteries from her smoke detector.
"He asked Miss Loy what the batteries were for, and she said she had taken them from the smoke detector because she didn't want to wake her daughter," Aleman said.
Investigators said Loy and her child caught a lucky break when the woman's attempts to light the living and dining room drapes on fire fizzled out. Her daughter was found safely asleep.
"She never in any way intended to hurt her daughter. There was never any serious risk here," defense attorney Andrew Schneider said.