Sharmeka Moffitt Set Herself on Fire
This past Sunday police in Louisiana found 20 year old Sharmeka Moffitt brutally beaten, and burned after three men allegedly assaulted and set the young woman on fire. Police believed the case to be a hate crime but in a shocking twist it’s been discovered that Ms. Moffitt’s injuries were ultimately self-inflicted.
According to initial reports, Moffitt said three men covered her in a flammable liquid before fleeing. When police arrived, they discovered Moffitt with burns over half of her body. She was taken to the hospital where doctors performed surgery to save Moffitts life. Both her arms were covered in third degree burns. Her legs and chest were covered in first degree burns.
“KKK” and a racial slur were burned onto the woman’s car leading police to believe that the crime was racially motivated.
In a horrifying twist, Sharmeka Moffitt confessed that she in fact set herself on fire, shortly after scrawling the words on the hood of her Buick LaCross using toothpaste. On top of this, her fingerprints and DNA matched to a cigarette lighter found at the scene.
It’s unclear what cause Sharmeka Moffitt to commit such violence to herself. Her family released this statement earlier today:
“Our family is devastated to learn the circumstances surrounding our daughter’s injuries. While this was not the resolution we had expected, it is a resolution, and we appreciate the thorough investigation by the local and state police as well as federal agencies. We are sincerely sorry for any problems this may have caused and wish to express our appreciation for the outpouring of love, prayers and support we have received from friends, acquaintances, church organizations and government officials.”
Can you think of a reason why anyone would ever do this to themselves?