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A 20-year-old woman named Emelia Wang was recently sentenced to a three-and-a-half-year community corrections order for setting fire to her ex-boyfriend’s parents’ home. The incident occurred after a heated argument, leading Wang to flee to her mother’s house. Despite the severity of the crime, Judge Angela Ellis found that Wang’s young age and mental health concerns warranted a non-custodial sentence.

Wang’s background revealed a history of trauma and neglect, with assessments indicating a possible emerging psychosis. The court recognized the impulsive and reactive nature of her offense, driven by emotional distress rather than premeditation. Judge Ellis highlighted the importance of rehabilitation for young offenders, emphasizing the need for community service to address the seriousness of the arson attack.

As part of her sentencing, Wang was placed on a community corrections order for three and a half years, which includes 300 hours of supervised community service. This case serves as a reminder of the complexities surrounding mental health and youth offenders in the criminal justice system and the significance of tailored interventions for rehabilitation.


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Article Title: ‘Call the police LMAO’: Emilia Wang avoids jail after burning down Melbourne home
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