A Winchester woman will serve 360 days for trying to set her apartment on fire on New Year's Day.
Lenora Hensley, of 36 Elizabeth St., pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in Clark District Court to second-degree wanton endangerment in a plea agreement with prosecutors.
She was originally charged with attempted arson for the fire, which caused minor damage.
The terms of the sentence call for her to serve the time in jail or in a rehabilitation facility.
Hensley's attorney Scott West said the fire was not intentional, but a result of her wanton behavior, and better fit the lesser charge.
Police said Hensley, 36, was heavily intoxicated at the time and gave several
accounts of what happened. One of those stories was that she dropped a cigarette on the floor, which caught the curtains on fire. She also told police she let the fire burn because she wanted to die like a friend of hers, who also died in a fire.