Woman Faces Up To Life In Prison For Setting Store Clerk on Fire

November 15, 2023

On Wednesday, an Escambia County woman pleaded to attempted first degree premeditated murder for setting a store clerk on fire.

Betty Jean McFadden entered the before Judge Linda Nobles for attempted first degree premeditated murder with a weapon. The charge stems from an incident at a Circle K on North W St. on March 30, 2022, where McFadden poured gasoline on a store clerk and set her on fire.

McFadden is scheduled for sentencing on January 12, 2024, where she will be facing a maximum of life in state prison.


10 Responses to “Woman Faces Up To Life In Prison For Setting Store Clerk on Fire”

  1. Lawfully inept on November 17th, 2023 8:33 pm

    Couple things to address the erroneous comments.

    Lou…There won’t be a trial, she plead straight up to the court according to the article.

    JTV…Judge Nobles can only sentence her to what the law permits and that is also dependent upon competency. There are some variables that also come into play that you may never know unless you read the transcript of the procedings.

  2. Pray on November 16th, 2023 2:20 pm

    God got you! I pray

  3. Susie on November 16th, 2023 1:37 pm

    Chattahoochee bound, hopefully. God bless the victim.

  4. ensley boy on November 16th, 2023 11:22 am

    Life in prison with no parole sounds fair.

  5. RW on November 16th, 2023 9:40 am


  6. J-THE-G on November 16th, 2023 9:36 am

    Should catch the death sentence, but via the same means she used to murder.

  7. Lou on November 16th, 2023 9:25 am

    Terrible crime. My heart breaks for the victim. Trial on the horizon; hopefully justice will be served. Too bad Betty’s justice can’t be what she did to the victim.

  8. Amber on November 16th, 2023 9:17 am

    Keep your eyes open, don’t trust anyone.death or injury by fire is a common impulse by some murderous species.

  9. JTV on November 16th, 2023 6:34 am

    All eyes are on you, Let’s see what you got, Judge Nobles.

  10. Steve on November 16th, 2023 1:28 am

    She should never see a free day again. What she did is beyond reprehensible.
    The victim must live with the horror that happened mentally and physically for the rest of their life.