Crime Report: Mom pleads not guilty to setting home afire with kids inside

Our language teacher, Pilar, assigned us this work.

After having studied passive forms let´s  write a crime report using at least three passive constructions.  Base your report on the following headlines. Choose one headline to write the report. Include the vocabulary learnt in connection with crimes.
Crime

2 boys, 13, charged with groping girl in school bathroom

Federal judge sets November trial for man charged in Charleston church attack

Mom pleads not guilty to setting home afire with kids inside

I chose to use the headline: “Mom pleads not guilty to setting home afire with kids inside”

My Report:

 

Mom pleads not guilty to setting home afire with kids inside.

A house in New Jersey, was set in fire at about 5 pm. When the firefighters reached, they found a woman crying out for help as her 2 children were still inside.

The firefighters declared that they had trouble to get in the kids room, as the door of their room was locked. When the forensic scientist went to investigate, they found some candle wax on the carpet of the mother’s room. The woman’s alibi was that she had lit them on as aromatizers and that she hadn’t had any problems in the past,  but the police said that there were candles all over her room, and it isn’t a coincidence that the door was locked and that there were over 30 candles.

The prosecutor acuses the mother of the family of being an arsonist. He claims that the alibi she presented is weak as everyone knows that having many candles lit on, on a carpet floor is dangerous. The jury seems to be on the side of the prosecutor and it is believed that he will win the case.

It is said by the neighbours that this could be a case arsonist as the family used to have many problems. However the trial is still going on and nothing is set yet.

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