Woman, 51, Charged with Attempted Murder After Setting Fire to Elderly Mother's Churchton Home

A 51 year old woman has been charged with attempted murder after intentionally setting her elderly mother's Churchton residence on fire, authorities allege.  

On October 24, 2023, at approximately 0547 hours, Anne Arundel County Fire units were dispatched to a fire at 5613 Carroll Sttreet in Churchton, a fire department press release states.  "The 74 year old homeowner called 911 and advised that her adult daughter had set fire to her home," officials wrote in the press release. "The 911 caller stated she was able to get out of the house but was unsure where her daughter was."

Fire Department Units arrived to find the 911 caller in the front yard. The caller had escaped the fire through a bedroom window and was transported to a local burn center in serious but not life-threatening condition. 

Police and fire Investigators were able to detain and identify the suspect on the scene, where she was transported to a nearby for an emergency evaluation and admitted to the hospital. 

The suspect was identified as Laurie Ann Canavan, the daughter of the victim. Fire Investigators were able to determine the cause of the fire to be an intentional set with the area of origin in the hallway near the bedrooms.


  1. Well, I didn't realize how far you were down the rabbit hole. But I did tell you to just stay away from your family for awhile. I also told you to give get help. Sorry you're in this mess. Maybe you'll get the help.you need now. God Bless and good luck.


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