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Officials: Winnsboro burn victim's claims false

Sharmeka Moffitt, 20 (Source: Facebook) Sharmeka Moffitt, 20 (Source: Facebook)
A scorched spot and flowers mark the spot where Sharmeka Moffitt was burned in Civitan Park. A scorched spot and flowers mark the spot where Sharmeka Moffitt was burned in Civitan Park.
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WINNSBORO, LA (KSLA) - Authorities say the woman who told police she had been attacked and set on fire in a Winnsboro city park made it all up.

20-year-old Sharmeka Moffitt remains in critical condition in the Regional Burn Center at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, where she is believed to have undergone surgery Tuesday.

At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas confirmed that evidence found at the scene indicated Moffitt caused the injuries herself.


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