Funerals set for mom, child killed in Hutch fire

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Funerals are scheduled for a mother and her 11-year-old daughter who died in a house fire that Reno County authorities allege was set by the woman’s son.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/GCQxcM ) the fire broke out at the family’s Hutchinson home on Sept. 26, killing the woman and her daughter. The 14-year-old suspect’s father was also injured in the fire.

The funerals are scheduled for Friday morning, with burials later Friday in McPherson. The family issued a statement asking for privacy as they “go through this time of unspeakable pain and heartbreak.”

Reno County Prosecutor Keith Schroeder filed a motion this week seeking to charge the 14-year-old as an adult on charges of first-degree murder of his mother and 11-year-old sister and attempted murder of his father.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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