Woman charged with arson & murder after fatal Accomack Co. fire

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Posted at 11:05 PM, Apr 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-16 14:49:16-04

ACCOMACK Co., Va. - One person died after a fire in the 31000 block of Bishop Drive in New Church Thursday night.

Around 8 p.m., officials with the Accomack County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police responded to a report of a structure fire.

When officials arrived on scene, they confirmed that someone had died.

The sheriff's office has requested the help of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and has asked State Police to take over the investigation.

On Friday morning The Bureau of Criminal Investigations Agents identified the victim as 59-year-old Delbert Dickerson, a resident of the home.

Agents also identified a female suspect and have placed her under arrest for arson and second degree murder.

40-year-old Kimiko Tenallie Dickerson, also a resident of the home, was taken to Accomack County Jail where she received no bond.

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