Deadly Cobb County condo fire ruled as arson, man with dementia charged

  • Source: WSB-TV ABC 2 Atlanta
  • Published: 11/07/2018 09:23 PM

Fire investigators in Cobb County say what may have appeared to be an accidental fire was a murder. Channel 2's Matt Johnson learned a man is in jail but he's suffering from dementia, according to friends. Channel 2 Action News first brought you this story in October when firefighters were working to put out the flames. Investigators believe the fire started on the second floor and the husband and wife inside were able to get out this door with their lives. Content Continues Below Rodney Greenfield lives next to the Austell condo where Sharon Croft, 63, was killed. He told Johnson that he refuses to believe his disabled neighbor Richard Elsner, 63, is capable of murdering her. "These things take time to develop dementia, or whatever, Alzheimer’s, and he has both," Greenfield said.


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