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

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  1. Richrd

    Richrd Well-Known Member

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

    Day 1

    Sat., Oct. 18th: http://local21news.com/news/feature...mckeesport-fire-kills-6-injures-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-die-in-mckeesport-house-fire/29211286?absolute=true:

    Includes Outside Photo* of Home

    Sat., Oct. 18th: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/1-hospitalized-after-mckeesport-house-fire/nhmfF/:

    Includes Silent Video

    Sat., Oct. 18th: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/e...e-injures-one-critically/stories/201410180155:

    Fire Reported at 6:42 A.M. EDT

    Approximate Address of Tragedy: http://www.bing.com/maps/#Y3A9cXFyc...lbm5zeWx2YW5pYSUyQyUyMFVuaXRlZCUyMFN0YXRlcw==:

    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.
     
  2. Richrd

    Richrd Well-Known Member

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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/7582220-74/fire-mckeesport-six#axzz3P2LW5rjS

    http://www.post-gazette.com/local/e...homicide-in-October-fire/stories/201501160217

     
  4. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    Why? this is horrendous! Why?
     
  5. Zuri

    Zuri Active Member

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    Has a motive been determined? Who does this?
     
  6. oceanblueeyes

    oceanblueeyes Well-Known Member

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    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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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    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/2015/01/16/mckeesport-man-charged-in-fire-that-claimed-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/docketsheets/MDJReport.ashx?docketNumber=MJ-05003-CR-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 }
     
  10. Richrd

    Richrd Well-Known Member

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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 93

    Sun., Jan. 18th: WPXI-TV: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/family-reacts-arrest-man-mckeesport-fire-killed-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/docketsheets/MDJReport.ashx?docketNumber=MJ-05003-CR-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 }
     
  11. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    No excuses for this! Death Penalty!
     
  12. Hippiemomof5

    Hippiemomof5 Active Member

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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.
     
  13. jjenny

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    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.
     
  14. MamaJoJo

    MamaJoJo Where did you go?

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    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.
     
  15. jjenny

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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.
     
  16. Hippiemomof5

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    Well it's MOO. I happen to have a child who, no matter how she gets, will always seem normal, but will always not think before doing things. And I know there are a lot of "kids" like her out there that if not given the proper love and attention, these "kids" end up in jail because they don't know how to connect impulses with consequences. This doesn't strike me as a vicious man out to kill another man. I can keep that opinion.

    ETA: I'm in no way saying he shouldn't be held responsible for his actions.
     
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    Richrd Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Your One-Click Source* Of Upper Court:

    ChargeS --- No Bail --- Pre-Trial Confinement --- MotionS --- Scheduled Court DateS

    Verdicts --- Sentencing --- Payments --- Follow-Up --- Appeals


    *"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.

    *Upper Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    * https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/CPReport.ashx?docketNumber=CP-02-CR-0003232-2015 *

    18 § 2501 §§ A (H1) :: Criminal Homicide :: [ Six Counts ]

    18 § 3301 (F1) :: Arson :: [ Eighteen Counts ]

    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
     
  19. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From October:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/local/s...till-fighting-to-recover/stories/201510190064

     
  20. KayElJay

    KayElJay Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    March 2016
    Arsonist sentenced in fatal McKeesport fire that killed six in 2014
     

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