Father allegedly sets house on fire killing his 9-month-old daughter and her grandparents
A 23-year-old man is facing several charges after police say he intentionally set fire to a home that killed his 9-month-old daughter and her grandparents. He was arrested and currently faces three first-degree murder charges as well as arson.
About the incident – The fire happened around 3:40 a.m. Friday in New Jersey. Prior to the fatal fire, the suspect reportedly texted his daughter’s mother, who lived in the house, and told her to get the baby out of the building.
Surveillance footage showed the suspect, Michael Sanders, purchase a torch lighter and cigars from a gas station roughly 10 minutes before the first broke out.
Unfortunately, Sanders’ 9-month-old daughter, Malani Sanders, did not survive. Her grandparents, Tiffany Abrams-Jones, 42, and Prince Jones, 50, did not survive either.
Prince had been transported to the hospital, but later died due to his injuries.
Two other people who were in the home, including Malani’s mother, are receiving treatment for injuries.
Sanders was arrested several days after the fatal fire at a hotel in a neighboring town.