Woman's Plot to Destroy MLK Jr's Home Foiled by Heroics of Bystanders

Posted on AllSides December 8th, 2023

Bystanders intervened Thursday night to prevent a woman who appeared intent on setting ablaze the Atlanta home in which the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born. Laneisha Shantrice Henderson, 26, has been charged with criminal attempt arson and criminal attempt interference with government property, according to WSB-TV. Henderson served in the U.S. Navy for four years before leaving the service in 2020, Navy representative Commander Andrew Bertucci said, according to CNN. The incident took place at about 5:45 p.m. at the historic home where King lived until he...

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