A heartbroken New Jersey woman accidentally set fire to her apartment after she learned her boyfriend was cheating on her with other men.
Lakishette Williams told police she accidentally set her apartment ablaze while burning love letters from her bisexual ex.
Williams, who was arrested in December, appeared in court on Friday for a bail reconsideration hearing.
After police pulled Williams from the burning apartment they found evidence that she started fires in two rooms.
Police found charred paper on a stovetop and they found broken glass and more charred papers in the living room near an aerosol can.
The 25-year-old mother-of-two was reportedly “distraught” after she found evidence of her boyfriend’s homosexual affairs with men online.
“She was devastated,” said her attorney Caroline Davis.
Davis said Lakishette Williams didn’t intentionally set the fires; she was just burning love letters from her boyfriend.
A judge reduced Williams’ bail from $50,000 to $35,000 during an earlier bail hearing in December.
AIDS-related illness is the leading cause of death among black women as a result of their relationships with bisexual black men. The HIV infection rate among black women is 20 times higher than white women.