Elkhart woman charged in May house fire that killed 2 people

GOSHEN, Ind. -- An Elkhart woman has been charged with allegedly setting fire to a house in May that killed a man and an 8-year-old boy.

Genessa Jones of Elkhart appeared for an initial hearing Thursday where she was formally charged with two counts of causing a death while committing arson.

Jones was charged after authorities said Dennis Witte and 8-year-old Nyshaun Finch died at a Chicago hospital from smoke inhalation following a May 23 fire.

An Elkhart County judge entered a not-guilty plea on her behalf and appointed a public defender to represent her.

ABC57 will continue to follow this story as is unfolds.

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