The shocking story of 20 year old Sharmeka Moffitt who is in a critical condition in hospital, after alleging she had been set on fire by the Klu Klux Klan in Louisiana. Has taken a strange turn, after the FBI who are investigating the incident, declared she had inflicted the wounds herself.
Ms Moffitt, called emergency services and said three men in white hoods had attacked her in Civitan Park in winnsboro. She also said the letters KKK were written on the bonnet of her car which turned out to be toothpaste.
Kyle Hanrahan, a spokesman for the FBI's Louisiana bureau, said: "The wounds were self-inflicted." As forensic evidence, showed, that Moffitt's own fingerprints were present on a cigarette lighter used to set her on fire. And her prints were also on the can of lighter fuel.
At the announcement of the news Moffitt's family said: "Our family is devastated to learn the circumstances surrounding our daughter's injuries. And "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.
So far there has been no explanation why this young woman did this to herself was it attempted suicide or a plea for helpBut as she lies in hospital with burns on over half of her body, in a critical condition the local community are offering up their prayers of support to her.
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