Man charged in fire that killed his own child

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HAMILTON TWP., New Jersey (WPVI) -- Officials successful Mercer County, New Jersey person arrested and charged a antheral with execution successful transportation with a fatal occurrence successful Hamilton Township.

Michael Sanders, 23, of Trenton, is facing murder, battle and arson charges successful the Friday greeting blaze that killed his 9-month-old girl and the child's grandparents.


The occurrence started astatine astir 3:40 a.m. connected the 200 artifact of Woodlawn Avenue, officials said. The occurrence rapidly engulfed some sides of the location causing a partial extortion collapse.

The baby, identified arsenic Malani Sanders, and 42-year-old Tiffany Abrams-Jones were recovered dormant astatine the scene, officials said.

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Three radical were taken to an country infirmary with pain injuries.

According to officials, 50-year-old Prince Jones succumbed to his injuries connected Sunday. Prince Jones and Tiffany Abrams-Jones were the baby's grandparents.

Detectives were capable to retrieve video from cameras successful the country and talk to witnesses. A witnesser told detectives that connected the nighttime of the occurrence 1 of the pistillate residents of the home, who is besides the parent of the 9-month-old, received a substance connection from the baby's father, Michael Sanders, telling her to get their babe retired of the house.

According to investigators, Sanders took a taxi from Trenton and was seen wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt, a disguise and achromatic gloves. He was dropped disconnected adjacent the location connected Woodlawn Avenue astir 15 minutes earlier the occurrence broke out.

Detectives besides obtained surveillance video from the Fast Trac Gas Station astir 10 minutes earlier the fire, which showed Sanders buying a torch lighter and cigars.

Sanders was taken into custody aboriginal Monday greeting astatine a edifice successful Plainsboro, officials said. The prosecutor's bureau has filed a question to detain Sanders pending trial.

The probe is ongoing. Anyone with accusation is asked to telephone HTF Detective Jennifer Eyster astatine 609-989-6406.

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