Ore. woman pleads guilty to murder in fatal fire

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A 35-year-old Oregon woman accused of setting a Salem house fire that killed a man has pleaded guilty to murder and arson.

Shray Lynne Thompson entered her pleas Monday in Marion County Circuit Court. Sentencing was set for Feb. 24.

The Statesman Journal reports (http://is.gd/B1MDXh) that Thompson set a fire at a home where she was staying with several other people last Feb. 18.

Responding fire crews found 64-year-old Robert Flores unconscious on the second floor. Officials said he died of smoke inhalation. The newspaper says Thompson and Flores were roommates and friends.

Thompson disappeared after the fire and was arrested last May in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com