Normal woman accused of setting home on fire with two kids inside

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A Normal woman could face 30 years in prison after being accused of setting a home on fire earlier this month.

Jo Hammond is being charged with aggravated and residential arson as well as child endangerment. According to Assistant States Attorney Ashley Scarborough, court documents show Hammond started a fire at a Bloomington home on September 3rd when she knew two children were inside.

Her bond is set at $500,000, but her lawyer filed a motion Monday to reduce that number. She will appear in court for a bond reduction on Monday, Sept. 28.

 Her arraignment is set for Friday, Oct. 9.

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