Woman pleads guilty to starting Santa Ana fire in July that sent man to hospital in critical condition

SANTA ANA — — A 41-year-old convicted sex transgressor pleaded guilty Tuesday to establishing a fire in a Santa Ana apartment that severely harmed a 30-year-old guy.

Carrie Marie Immel begged guilty to arson triggering wonderful bodily injury, arson of an occupied framework and arson of residential or commercial property, all felonies, as well as admitted a sentencing enhancement for an arson creating wonderful bodily injury.

Punishing was scheduled for Jan. 17.

Immel began a three-alarm fire after twelve o’clock at night July 11 at the Saddleback Lodge at 1655 E. First St., according to Santa Ana authorities Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

8 to 10 homes were harmed or destroyed, according to Capt. Tony Bommarito of the Orange Area Fire Authority.

Eighteen citizens were displaced and the Red Cross was called to assist them, Bommarito stated.

The sufferer was required to a healthcare facility in essential condition with burn injuries, Bommarito stated.

Immel begged guilty July 2, 2015, to a felony count of utilizing an underage person for salacious issue, according to court records.

She aided a co-defendant in operation a minor lady “to participate in presenting as well as modeling for functions of preparing film and also photos entailing sexual conduct by a small,” according to Immel’s appeal bargain.

Immel was punished to 16 months behind bars and also offered credit history then for 468 days behind bars awaiting test.

One more fire burst out at the Saddleback Lodge very early Tuesday early morning.

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