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    PA - Four kids & 2 adults die in McKeesport arson fire, 18 Oct 2014

    McKeesport, Near Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, is in South-Western, PA.

    Day 1

    Sat., Oct. 18th: http://local21news.com/news/features...-1-12663.shtml:

    Adults are the Mother, and a WheelChair-Bound Grandfather

    Father Escapes with Unknown Injuries

    Sat., Oct. 18th: http://www.wtae.com/news/6-people-di...?absolute=true:

    Includes Outside Photo* of Home

    Sat., Oct. 18th: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/...se-fire/nhmfF/:

    Includes Silent Video

    Sat., Oct. 18th: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/ea...s/201410180155:

    Fire Reported at 6:42 A.M. EDT

    Approximate Address of Tragedy: http://www.bing.com/maps/#Y3A9cXFycW...UyMFN0YXRlcw==:

    Zoom In --- Bird’s Eye View --- Rotate to View From The East*

    [ Note the Two Matching Chimneys to the North-West,

    and the Cluster of Three, 3-Phase Electrical Transformers in the Western Background. ]


    Our Support To All Involved.
    Last edited by Richrd; 10-18-2014 at 02:14 PM.

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    PA - Fire Killed Four Children & Two Adults - Allegheny County - 18 Oct '14

    Memorial Services Today, 11/14

    McKeesport, Near Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, is in South-Western, PA.

    Mon., Nov. 3rd: http://www.local21news.com/template/...l#.VFeqtWd0yHo

    Father Recovering from Injuries --- Investigation Continues


    Our Condolences To Their Loved Ones.

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    http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/7...#axzz3P2LW5rjS

    A suspect has been charged in a fire that killed six people, four of them children younger than 7, in McKeesport last fall. The fire on Express Alley on Oct. 18 was intentionally set, Allegheny County police said Friday.

    Ryan Williams, 24, of McKeesport has been arrested and charged with six counts of homicide, arson, and burglary, police said. He will be held at the Allegheny County Jail to await arraignment.
    http://www.post-gazette.com/local/ea...s/201501160217

    Found dead in a second-floor bedroom of the wooden home at 310 Express Alley were 27-year-old Hope Jordan Egenlauf; her 7-year-old son, Dominic Jordan; a 6-year-old daughter, Autumn Jordan; a 3-year-old daughter, Serenity Jakub; and 2-year-old daughter Victoria Jordan.

    Ronald Edward Egenlauf, 55, perished in his first-floor room. Paralyzed on his left side from a stroke seven years ago, he used a wheelchair, according other family members.

    Mr. Egenlauf's son and Hope’s husband, Keith, 23, escaped but was critically burned. Ms. Jordan and Keith Egenlauf were married in December 2013. Their anniversary would have been Dec. 7, said Laverne Egenlauf, Mr. Egenlauf's mother.

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    Why? this is horrendous! Why?
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    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    Has a motive been determined? Who does this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuri View Post
    Has a motive been determined? Who does this?
    It says this in one of the articles, Zuri.

    Ryan Williams, 24, was arrested and charged with six counts of homicide, arson and burglary in this case Friday, according to authorities.

    I wouldn't be surprise to learn that this guy didn't even know the family and it was a home invasion in order to burglarize the home. He probably burned the home and the people inside trying to cover his tracks.

    No matter, it is such a sad and senseless tragic case.
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    http://www.post-gazette.com/local/ea...s/201501160217

    arrest affidavit-


    at least three witnesses were interviewed this week and provided information about the case.
    Mr. Williams was angry at Keith Egenlauf, thought Egenlauf had gone to authorities with information that resulted in Mr. Williams’ arrest in a theft case.


    Mr. Williams said he was “going to get him [Keith Egenlauf].”


    Two of the witnesses said that the night before the fire and early on Oct. 18, Mr. Williams drank heavily at their house. A third witness said on that night and into the morning, the suspect “had been very irritated about Keith and continually made inferences of how [Mr. Williams] was going to get” him.


    The witnesses said Mr. Williams continued to drink until they went to bed between 5 and 6 a.m. on Oct. 18.
    One witness said that between 6:30 and 7 a.m., Mr. Williams woke the witness up and said, “I just lit Keith’s house on fire and if anybody asks, I was here all night,” the affidavit said.


    When that witness asked for more information, Mr. Williams said he went to the Egenlauf residence, entered through an unlocked door, lit a roll of toilet paper on fire and tossed it on a couch, the affidavit said.


    Watching the news later, Mr. Williams learned that children had died in the fire and wept, telling the witness that he thought Keith Egenlauf lived alone.


    Mr. Williams has a history of other run-ins with the law.



    What?
    Were the witnesses not interviewed until 3 months after the fire? Can any charges be filed against them for not coming forward with info sooner?

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    PA - Currently Awaiting Trial - Ryan Jacob Williams - Homicide+ of Six - 18 Oct '14

    Ryan Williams - White / Male / 24 Years Old - Homicide+ of Four Children, & Two Adults

    Fire Kills Four Children & 2 Adults - Allegheny County


    McKeesport, Near Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, is in South-Western, PA.

    Day 92

    Fri., Jan. 16th: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/...aimed-6-lives/

    Includes Video

    Your One-Click Source* Of Lower Court:

    ChargeS --- No Bail --- Pre-Trial Confinement --- MotionS ---

    Scheduled Court DateS --- Advancement to Upper Court


    *"Recent Entries made in the Court Filing Offices may not be
    immediately reflected on these Docket Sheets..."

    Pre-Trial Confinement Without Bail, since 1/17/15.

    Lower Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0000516-2015 :

    18 § 2501 §§ A (H1) :: Criminal Homicide [ Six Counts ]
    18 § 3301 §§ A1i (F1) :: Arson -- Endangering Persons
    18 § 3502 §§ A1 (F1) :: Burglary

    Grades of PA Crimes:
    H1 = Heinous of 1st Degree; H2
    F1 = Felony of 1st Degree; F2; F3
    M1 = Misdemeanor of 1st Degree; M2; M3
    S = Summary

    Historically, Most PA Charges Like These Are Closed-Out in Lower, Magisterial District Court,
    then Advanced, with a New Docket Number, to Upper Courts of Common Pleas.
    { A when-issued Upper Court Docket Number should resemble: CP-02-CR-0000____-2015 }
    Last edited by Richrd; 01-17-2015 at 03:38 PM. Reason: Some Edits Are Disappearing Today

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    Video of Surviving Family's Reaction To Arrest ::: Plus Archives

    PA - Currently Awaiting Trial - Ryan Jacob Williams - Homicide+ of Six - 18 Oct '14

    Ryan Williams - White / Male / 24 Years Old - Homicide+ of Four Children, & Two Adults

    Fire Kills Four Children & 2 Adults - Allegheny County


    McKeesport, Near Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, is in South-Western, PA.

    Day 93

    Sun., Jan. 18th: WPXI-TV: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/...lled-6-/njq5X/

    Includes Video & Archives

    Your One-Click Source* Of Lower Court:

    ChargeS --- No Bail --- Pre-Trial Confinement --- MotionS ---

    Scheduled Court DateS --- Advancement to Upper Court

    *"Recent Entries made in the Court Filing Offices may not be
    immediately reflected on these Docket Sheets..."

    Pre-Trial Confinement Without Bail, since 1/17/15.

    Lower Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0000516-2015
    :

    18 § 2501 §§ A (H1) :: Criminal Homicide :: [ Six Counts ]
    18 § 3301 §§ A1i (F1) :: Arson -- Endangering Persons
    18 § 3502 §§ A1 (F1) :: Burglary

    Grades of PA Crimes:
    H1 = Heinous of 1st Degree; H2
    F1 = Felony of 1st Degree; F2; F3
    M1 = Misdemeanor of 1st Degree; M2; M3
    S = Summary

    Historically, Most PA Charges Like These Are Closed-Out in Lower, Magisterial District Court,
    then Advanced, with a New Docket Number, to Upper Courts of Common Pleas.

    { A when-issued Upper Court Docket Number should resemble: CP-02-CR-0000____-2015 }


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    No excuses for this! Death Penalty!
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    It's amazing to me how naive these "kids" are... Honestly, he thought he could just throw some toilet paper on someone's couch and it would be no biggie!? He's ruined the lives of six innocent people and changed the lives surrounding those six people, and he's ruined, and essentially ended his own life, in a mere, immature moment of nonsense. I have an 18 year old, who I try to explain to how easily things can change forever... This is a prime example. This young man obviously had issues, an alcohol was involved, but the same principal is at play, someone needs to teach these kids turning into adults to THINK about the consequences of their actions. I'm sad for everyone involved here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippiemomof5 View Post
    It's amazing to me how naive these "kids" are... Honestly, he thought he could just throw some toilet paper on someone's couch and it would be no biggie!? He's ruined the lives of six innocent people and changed the lives surrounding those six people, and he's ruined, and essentially ended his own life, in a mere, immature moment of nonsense. I have an 18 year old, who I try to explain to how easily things can change forever... This is a prime example. This young man obviously had issues, an alcohol was involved, but the same principal is at play, someone needs to teach these kids turning into adults to THINK about the consequences of their actions. I'm sad for everyone involved here.
    He is in his mid twenties so far from a kid. Furthermore it's pretty obvious what his motivation was. From what he told other people, he was trying to get someone who lived in the house. I don't see anything suggesting he thought it was going to be no biggie.
    Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    He is in his mid twenties so far from a kid. Furthermore it's pretty obvious what his motivation was. From what he told other people, he was trying to get someone who lived in the house. I don't see anything suggesting he thought it was going to be no biggie.
    Yeah, weird to think that KW thought it would be "no biggie" to kill one person (I believe he did think just that) but is all upset because of the collateral damage he caused. Six lives lost and not even the one he intended to take. POS.

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    Seems rather obvious he knew it was going to be a big deal when he reportedly told a witness to tell people he was home all night. That was before he knew there were extra people in the house.
    Just my opinion

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