29-year-old arson accused blames rock acts for inspiring her to criminal act and insists family were planning to kill her

Marilyn Manson

Credit and blame: Manson

A 29-year-old woman accused of arson has become the latest person to claim rock music made her do it.

Christina Paz of Cileo Vista, Texas, says Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails inspired her to try to burn down her parents’ house.

After she became convinced they were trying to kill her on Christmas Day, she’s believed to have set fire to a bed covered in flammable glue then attempted to light a set of curtains in another room.

Court papers say Paz “was angry at her parents for trying to kill her, that they had planned to sodomise her and chop her up with the help of a neighbour.”

Asked how she became aware of the alleged plot, she replied: “Through the music of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails.”

It’s not the first time Manson has been named in a death bid. He was blamed by some for the Columbine massacre in 1999 where two pupils killed 12 colleagues and a teacher before ending their own lives.

On 2009 album The High End of Low Manson sang: “Fuck the TV and the radio” then “I’m gonna take credit for the death toll.” He explained: “It’s all I get blamed for. So if I’m going to get blamed for it, I want credit for it.”

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