JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say two New Jersey men caused a fire that killed the one man’s 1-year-old son and both have been charged with manslaughter.
Hudson County prosecutors said that 27-year-old Eddie Gonzalez Sr., and 21-year-old Edwin Diaz caused the fire in the backroom of Gonzalez’s second-floor apartment in Union City on March 4.
Gonzalez’s son, Eddie Gonzalez Jr., died in the fire. His mother and a five-month-old sibling escaped unharmed. Gonzalez Sr. suffered burns.
The men turned themselves in Thursday and are being held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Jersey City. They will be arraigned on June 12. It wasn’t known if either man had an attorney to comment on their behalf.
They were charged with manslaughter and related charges. They face up to 10 years in prison.
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