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Home health care worker in Montana charged with arson

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. -

(AP) - A home health care worker in Great Falls is charged with threatening a patient with a knife and burning down the house in which they both lived.
  
District Judge Elizabeth Best set bail at $100,000 for 41-year-old Holly Lasher. She did not enter pleas to charges of arson and assault with a weapon.
  
Neighbors reported hearing a verbal fight Wednesday before the fire started. The woman told investigators that Lasher had assaulted her and threatened her with a knife before starting a fire.
  
The elderly woman tried to crawl out of the house and neighbors helped her out.
  
Prosecutors say Lasher reportedly told a neighbor to leave the woman in the house.
  
Prosecutors and a public defender agreed Thursday a mental health evaluation was needed to determine if Lasher was fit to stand trial.

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