A 41-year-old woman is facing charges for allegedly burning down her former home – the one she lost in a divorce to her ex.
Police say that Adrienne Satterly decided to set her house on fire rather than hand it over to her ex-husband.
According to authorities, Adrienne started the blaze in a stack of mattresses in the kitchen area early Sunday, then drove off with her two cats, WSB-TV reported.
Her home and three others in the subdivision were destroyed, and 16 others suffered damage.
She has now been charged with 14 counts of first-degree arson and three counts of aggravated animal cruelty, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. Two dogs and a cat died in the blaze.
“I lost my two dogs, which is the hardest thing because material things can be replaced. But my dogs are my … that breaks my heart,” her ex Auzula Godfrey told WSB TV.
Jailhouse records show she was also charged with public intoxication. Satterly’s husband was awarded the house in a divorce settlement. She was living in the house by herself, and her husband lived somewhere else.
She was scheduled to leave the home.
Some are sympathizing with the firestarter. Sometimes, exes drive you to madness, and the thought of another person laying up in your bedroom, sitting on your couch while you're out on your ear may have just proven too much for her.
But killing the pets is a no-no. They're innocent. Why did she take to cats and leave the other animals to die?
Was she wrong?