Illinois Woman Charged in August Fire Deaths of Her 5 Kids

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill.—A pistillate has been charged with kid endangerment successful the August fire deaths of her 5 young children, who she allegedly near successful a southwest Illinois flat without big supervision.

Sabrina Dunigan, 34, of East St. Louis, faces 5 felony counts of endangering the life/health of a kid successful St. Clair County, and online tribunal records bespeak determination are pending expansive assemblage actions successful the case, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Charging documents said the children had been near without big supervision, which was a proximate origin of their Aug. 6 occurrence deaths, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.

Deontae Davis Jr., 9; 8-year-old twins Neveah Dunigan and Heaven Dunigan; Jabari Johnson, 4; and Loy’el Dunigan, 2, were killed. Four of them died astatine the country and the 5th died astatine a section hospital.

Dunigan had not surrendered to constabulary oregon been served with an apprehension warrant arsenic of Thursday afternoon, said Chris Allen, a spokesperson for the St. Clair County State’s Attorney office.

Dunigan’s father, Greg Dunigan, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch connected Thursday that helium cannot judge authorities would complaint her with a transgression aft everything she lost.

“Why are they trying to bash this to her?” helium said. “She done mislaid each she tin suffer already. Why they privation to instrumentality the remainder away, meaning herself? She don’t person thing left.”

Assistant Fire Chief George McClellan of the East St. Louis Fire Department said soon aft the August occurrence that the children were location unsocial connected the 2nd level of a two-story, ceramic building.

He said Sabrina Dunigan near concisely to prime up her fellow from enactment and she reported the occurrence aft she and her fellow arrived astatine the apartment.

Sabrina Dunigan has said she suffered burns connected her arms and feet during her futile attempts to scope her children.

Greg Dunigan has said helium and his woman lived successful a abstracted portion of the one-bedroom apartment, and awoke to find fume successful the apartment. He said flames prevented him from reaching his grandchildren and helium and his woman jumped from the apartment’s 2nd floor, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

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