Krystal Gonzalez, 27, arrives Wednesday for the second day of her first-degree arson trial in a Biloxi circuit courtroom. She decided at lunch to plead guilty. She set an Arbor View Apartments building in D'Iberville on fire the evening of Fat Tuesday 2014. Gonzalez now has a one-year-old daughter she played with in the hall during breaks.
Krystal Gonzalez, 27, arrives Wednesday for the second day of her first-degree arson trial in a Biloxi circuit courtroom. She decided at lunch to plead guilty. She set an Arbor View Apartments building in D'Iberville on fire the evening of Fat Tuesday 2014. Gonzalez now has a one-year-old daughter she played with in the hall during breaks. JOHN FITZHUGH JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD
Krystal Gonzalez, 27, arrives Wednesday for the second day of her first-degree arson trial in a Biloxi circuit courtroom. She decided at lunch to plead guilty. She set an Arbor View Apartments building in D'Iberville on fire the evening of Fat Tuesday 2014. Gonzalez now has a one-year-old daughter she played with in the hall during breaks. JOHN FITZHUGH JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD

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