Prosecutors criticised after alleging the youngster started the blaze intentionally to kill three small children and two adults
A nine-year-old child has been charged with the first-degree murder of three children and two adults in a fire at a trailer park in Illinois.
The child was also charged with two counts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, the Peoria Journal Star reported. The juvenile’s gender was not identified.
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