Grandmother accused of being racist for setting her home on fire burning her two interracial grandchildren aliveBy Mason White 4:13 PM July 17, 2016
|Linda Anne Dunavant with her grandchildren|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) It was a very sad day after a grandmother turned on her biracial grandchildren and killed them by setting fire to her home.
The grandmother of Covington, Tennessee, agreed to babysit the children for the night while her daughter went to a friend’s house nearby.
Police said that Linda Anne Dunavant, set her house on fire at around 3:00 a.m. She ran out of the home and sought medical attention.
Dunavant was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center, after suffering burn wounds.
However, according to her daughter, the evil grandmother did not tell anyone that her grandaughters were inside the home.
When the daughter heard firefighters, she ran outside and saw her mother’s home on fire.
She ran to check on her children, 6-month-old Ameya and one and a half-year-old Jaleah. They were removed from the home, but they both died at the hospital.
Police arrested the grandmother after it was determined that she deliberately set her home on fire while the children were sleeping.
The fire destroyed the home in the 1700 block of Shoaf Street near Smith Avenue.
Dunavant was charged with two counts of first-degree felony murder, two counts of aggravated child neglect and aggravated assault, and two counts of aggravated arson.
Dunavant was also arrested in another case, in which she has accused the children’s father of assaulting her by pouring charcoal fluid mixed with Kool-Aid on her.
He was arrested, but was released after it was determined that she was the one who sprayed the man with the liquid. In that case, she was charged with two counts of filing a false report.
People are calling the grandmother a racist, and they believe that she killed the children and filed a false report because of their race.