- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Two people are charged with murder in the firebombing of a house on Detroit’s east side that killed a man and a woman.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 24-year-old Mariah Thomas had an altercation Sunday night involving her ex-boyfriend at his home. The office says she returned around 2:30 a.m. Monday with a 28-year-old man, Jebrie Cross, and they started the fire.

The ex-boyfriend, 23-year-old James Jordan, died along with 20-year-old Jana John. A 22-year-old man was injured.

The prosecutor’s office says Thomas and Cross were charged Thursday with felony murder, arson and assault. Prosecutor Kym Worthy says in a statement the arson appeared to be a revenge attempt following rejection.

Records didn’t list lawyers for Thomas and Cross to comment. They’re jailed head of their next court dates.



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