Portland, Oregon 2021-07-21 16:26:07 –
(NEXSTAR) – A couple at a gender show party that sparked a deadly El Dorado fire in Southern California last year were charged with dozens of manslaughter charges.
A fire that burned more than 22,000 acres in San Bernardino and Riverside counties will cause El Dorado Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Lenny Jimenez to explode a “smoke grenade” at a gender show party on September 5. After making the arrangement, it is said that a fire broke out. Dorado Park, according to the San Bernardino County Law Office.
The fire broke out in mid-November, destroying homes and buildings, killing US Forest Office firefighter Charles Morton and injuring others.
San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson said on Tuesday that a criminal grand jury returned indictments for Lefgio Jimenez and Angela Jimenez this week. Press conference..
In response to a reporter asking how the grand jury decided on criminal accusations, especially manslaughter, Anderson received evidence from the U.S. Forest Office and the San Bernardino County Security Agency regarding the possibility of negligence. Proposed to be presented.
“clearly, [Morton] In terms of where he was, if this hadn’t started in the first place, he wouldn’t have been there, “Anderson said.
“The murder investigator worked with the US Forest Office and its experts to identify the cause and effect. So, looking at it, we were based on evidence … that was a grand jury’s unwilling manslaughter I thought it was the reason I decided to prosecute a manslaughter. “
Refugio Jimenez and Angela Jimenez have one felony for manslaughter, three felony for reckless fire with personal injury, four felony for recklessly causing a fire in a residential facility, and 22 felony for recklessly causing a fire. Was charged with. Another property, Anderson, said.
According to Anderson, the two have been acquitted in the indictment and will return to court on September 15.
The district attorneys requested that the Jimenez couple be released on bail, both of which were released on their own initiative.
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