Daughter admits to setting fatal fire
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:20:08 GMT —
A Maumee woman has admitted to setting a fatal fire at a Springfield Township apartment complex, a blaze that killed her father and another woman in 2012.
39-year-old Kenya McGhee was set to go on trial on April 28, facing multiple counts of murder, aggravated arson and involuntary manslaughter charges.
61-year-old Robert McGhee and 58-year-old Olandia Keith Dixon both died in the fire set at the Hidden Cedars Complex. About 70 people were also left homeless by the blaze.
According to the Toledo Blade, McGhee pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of aggravated arson.
McGhee was sentenced to 15 years behind bars, but she will have to appear at a May 15 restitution hearing.
A restitution hearing will determine how much McGhee owes to the fire departments and law enforcement agencies involved in battling and investigating the fire.
Prosecutors had accused McGhee of conspiring with her father to set the blaze for insurance purposes.
Mr. McGhee's death was ruled a suicide, after the coroner determined he'd succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning after running back into the burning building to search for his daughter.
Ms. McGhee escaped the Garden Road building, from a window, but broke her leg after the jump.
Dixon's death was ruled a homicide.
Kenya McGhee was arrested in Texas after more than a year the fire was set.