laciana tinsley 1 Woman Sentenced To Prison For Allegedly Killing Husband With Fire Extinguisher

Credit: Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office

Everyone home should have one.  You never know when  you  may have to grab one at a moments notice  to use to save everything you own., Your home, your family, your toys,you own life.   Of course we mean the fire extinguisher, one piece of emergency kit that anyone prudent should have ready and up to date anywhere a fire could break out.

MOUNT HOLLY,  N.J. (CBS) — A woman who authorities say beat her husband to death with a fire extinguisher has been sentenced to prison.

Laciana Tinsley, 44, was sentenced to 24 years behind bars after her husband, Douglas Tinsley, 74, was fatally beaten to death in January 30, 2017.

Authorities say Laciana struck her husband in the head multiple times with a fire extinguisher in the unit block of Hancock Lane. Douglas Tinsley was pronounced dead at the scene.

Will this result in demands for a ban on extinguishers?  After all,  a gun is as capable of saving lives as  a fire extinguisher.  The only logical conclusion is that  we have to have more laws.  You don’t need a fire extinguisher to hunt deer!


“This was a tragic case,” Prosecutor Coffina said. “There is no justification for the brutal killing of Mr. Tinsley. We are gratified that justice has been served, and our thoughts continue to be with the victim’s family.”

Laciana must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole under the No Early Release Act.


I do wonder what brought this on.  Beating a husband to death with a fire extinguisher is not something  done after careful planning and speaks more of heated rage and emotion.

If you will excuse a bit of lame poetics, the extinguisher  in this case put out a spark. Just not the kind it was meant to.


  1. Clearly she (she?) was a member of an historically disadvantaged community seeking a better opportunity. I hope that she (she?) is released in a couple of years. She was only seeking economic justice.

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