- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A 17-year-old girl has appeared in court to face charges in a northwest Ohio house fire that killed a 14-year-old boy and seriously injured his 13-year-old stepbrother.

The girl’s attorney denied the aggravated murder charge against the teen during a hearing Thursday.

A police department spokesman tells The Blade that investigators believe the suspect had a personal problem with one of the victim’s family members.

The May 2 fire on the city’s east side swept through the home that didn’t have smoke detectors.

The suspect’s father tells WTOL-TV that other relatives say the girl was at her own home the night the fire occurred. He says his daughter told him she has nothing to hide.

A message seeking comment was left with the girl’s court-appointed attorney.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide