Saturday, September 22, 2007

Tragedy Update

After almost a week there are finally some answers in the tragic house fire that took the lives of 4 kids and one adult. The fire was intentionally set by a 10 year old boy. It is believed that he also lived in the house, but of course that information is not being released to the public. The police say that although the fire was intentional the outcome was not. I can't even imagine being a 10 year old and realizing that I've killed 5 people. He's been charged with Arson and 5 counts of murder. They are holding him at a juvenile detention center for his own protection. In all honesty this only makes the tragedy more tragic. The memorial service for 3 of the children is being held today. The fire was directly across from an elementary school and the playground fence was tarped so the children couldn't see it. The tree in front of the house and school is surrounded by candles, stuffed animals and notes of sympathy. It's been a sad week in our small town.

3 comments:

Katy said...

oh my goodness! how extremely sad! :(

The Daily Rhythm said...

that is so sad, and I agree that knowing who did it makes it even more tragic..

Thanks for stopping at my blog! I love your photo as well. I really like your "Motivation for Mom" messages, very cool.

Lainey-Paney said...

Oh my gosh. How horrible...obviously for those who died & their family...but how horrible for that 10 year old.