Esther Hershko, of Andover Lane in Woodmere, NY had broken into the home of her estranged husband and tried to light it on fire while he was sleeping. Once inside, she poured lighter fluid on the floor of a bedroom in his Hewlett Bay Park home. She was forced to leave before she was able to light the fire because her estranged husband woke up. He did not hear her in the house, but heard the sounds of his dog having a seizure. Hershko threw the empty can into bushes in front of the house but was spotted by a neighbor who called the police. She was arrested a short time after. Hersko’s estranged husband and the 4 others inside the home were not injured. Hershko has been charged with first-degree burglary, fourth degree possession of a dangerous weapon, five counts of second degree attempted murder, and second degree attempted arson. She will be arraigned in the First District Court in Hempstead, NY.
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