Nine-year-old charged with murder in five fire deaths

A nine-year-old child accused of causing a home fire that killed three children and two adults in Illinois has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

The juvenile was also charged with two counts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, the local newspaper reported.

The April fire killed a one-year-old, two two-year-olds, a 34-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman at the Timberline Mobile Home Park near the village of Goodfield, about 150 miles southwest of Chicago.

Woodford County State’s…
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