Wife intentionally started house fire that killed husband, police say


STAFFORD, Va. (WRIC) — A Stafford County woman has been charged with multiple felonies after police say she intentionally sparked a house fire that resulted in the death of her husband.

The fire occurred on May 1 at a home on Devonshire Lane in the Hampton Oaks subdivision of Stafford County.

After a month-long investigation, detectives determined that 52-year-old Lisa Schulken Bartosch, who lived at the home, started the fire intentionally. Her husband, 51-year-old Schott Michael Bartosch, was injured in the fire and succumbed to his injuries on May 29, according to police.

Bartosch has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding and arson. Police say additional charges are pending.

She is being held without bond at Rappahannock Regional Jail.


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