9-year-old accused of setting fire to home and killing 5 people

 A 9-year-old child accused of causing a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois was charged with five counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday 9th October.

The juvenile also was charged with two counts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, the (Peoria) Journal Star reported.

The April 6 fire killed a 1-year-old, two 2-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 (240 kilometres) southwest of Chicago.

Woodford County State's Attorney Greg Minger would not reveal other details about the suspect, including a possible relationship to the victims.

Source : 6 ABC