May 13, 2013

WTF is Wrong With People?

KSDK:

The man accused of setting a home on fire in Percy, Illinois and killing four children will go before a judge Monday.

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Police said Derrick Twardoski, 33, set fire to the Owen family home Friday. Investigators say 12-year-old Ethan Owen, 9-year-old Kailey Owen and 5-year-old twins Brandon Owen and Landon Owen died.

Twardoski will go before a judge at the Randoph County Courthouse.

A motive for the fire has not been released.

Sigh.... More here.
The family of eight moved to this quiet little neighborhood a few months ago and were working on remodeling the home.

"They took pride in their home and their yard. Their kids were well-behaved; they were a very happy little family," explains Bayer.

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Now the tragedy has neighbors questioning whether the small town of Percy will ever be the same.

"I don't think people expected anything like this to happen in Percy, and I think people are going to be more on their guard now," says Bayer. "And that's a shame."

If you'd like to help the Owen family, there are two benefit funds where you can donate money. One is at the First National Bank of Steeleville in Percy, under the "Owen Family Benefit Fund". The other is at the First National Bank of Ava, as the "Matthew Owen Benefit Fund."

By Howie at 09:01 AM | Comments |