GUILTY PA - Seven kids, ages 3-8, home alone, 5 die in fire, Pittsburgh, 12 June 2007

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  1. ajc2804

    ajc2804 New Member

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    PITTSBURGH — Police investigating a row house fire that killed five small children earlier this week have determined that the youngsters had been left home alone and started the blaze when they were playing with matches.
    There was no 17-year-old baby sitter looking after them, as authorities had originally been told.
    Seven children ages 3 to 8 were left home by themselves, according to authorities. Five died and two 8-year-old boys escaped uninjured.
    The fire, first reported at about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, began when children playing with matches ignited furnishings in the living room on the second floor, officials said. The five children, who were found in an adjoining bedroom, died from smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,282934,00.html
     
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    This is so sad and tragic. I hope the parents are charged with child abuse and endangerment.

    I see that one of the mothers has already hired an attorney. So she has the money to hire an attorney but not a babysitter. :sick:
     
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    Oh my gosh, no wonder they couldn't find the babysitter!
    What were those parents thinking!
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From May 2008:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/local/n...ced-to-1-to-2-year-terms/stories/200805230178

     
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