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Woman accused of killing son, setting home on fire facing extradition back to CT

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A woman accused of suffocating her 8-year-old son before using Tiki torch oil to set her Meriden home on fire last year has had her bond set at $1 million in a North Carolina court.

Karin Ziolkowski was arrested Friday in North Carolina, where she's now living.

Ziolkowski appeared before a judge Monday, but didn't enter a plea.

Her public defender had no comment.

Meriden, Connecticut Fire Marshal Steve Trella released a report on the November fire, saying the woman used Tiki torch oil as an accelerant.

According to authorities, Ziolkowski, and her son, Elijah, were pulled from the home, but the boy had died before the home was intentionally set on fire.

The boy's death was ruled homicidal asphyxia.

It's unclear when the woman will be extradited to Connecticut.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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