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Couple charged in Southern California wildfire sparked by gender reveal – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2021-07-21 09:40:03 –

San Bernardino, CA — A couple accused of a gender party last year for igniting a wildfire that killed a San Diego firefighter Indicted for some felony, Including unwilling manslaughter.

At a press conference on Tuesday, District Attorney San Bernardino and officials announced the results of a four-day criminal grand jury investigation into the El Dorado fire on September 5, 2020.

Following the findings, prosecutions were filed against Lefgio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Lenny Jimenez. The two had one manslaughter, three felony charges that recklessly caused a fire and severe physical injury, four felony charges that recklessly caused a fire in a residential facility, and 22 felony charges. Has been charged with recklessly causing a fire in another Sun’s property. Bernardino county officials have announced.

According to officials, the El Dorado fire began when smoke-producing fireworks ignited dry grass near Yucaipa, just east of Los Angeles.

The fire burned more than 22,700 acres, damaged four homes and destroyed five. 15 other structures have been destroyed.

The fire killed US Forest Office firefighters and Charles Morton from San Diego, and injured 13 others.

The couple acquitted the indictment and will return to court on September 15, 2021. The court released them at their own discretion.

This story was originally published at Scripps Station by Mark Sanders KGTV In San Diego. The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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