Six years later, son indicted for setting fire to kill his mother

Joshua Wells faces murder charge for setting fire on Rubio St. in 2016 while his mother was asleep

(video from 2016 story on fire)

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A grand jury has indicted a Chattanooga man for setting a fire that killed his mother.

32 year old Joshua Wells is accused of murdering his mother by setting her house on fire while she slept.

The fire happened at 5:30 AM in July of 2016 at a home on Rubio Street.

Firefighters managed to pull 44 year old Kimberly Wells from the burning home.

She was airlifted to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia, but died from her injuries the next day.

Investigators were suspicious from the beginning.

They ruled the fire was intentionally set and noted that Kimberly Wells normally had her grandchildren at the house, but not that night.

Investigators have been working on the case ever since.

On Tuesday, the D.A.’s office presented the case to a grand jury.

They indicted Wells on Felony First Degree Murder and aggravated Arson.

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