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A memorial is growing at the Nineveh home where Sirena Slusher-Abbott was severely burned and later died and her children John Slusher-Abbott Jr., 6 months, and Haley Slusher-Abbott, 18 months, died. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

Nineveh fireSirena Slusher-Abbott died after suffering serious burns trying to save two of her children, Hailey Slusher-Abbott,

22 months, and John Slusher-Abbott Jr., 5 months, from a house fire in Nineveh on Nov. 22. The children died. Firefighters and police officers were unable to get into the house at 1044 E. County Road 775S. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Charges in Richmond Hill explosion

A series of court hearings began for three people charged with multiple felonies, including murder and arson, after a southside home exploded and killed the couple next door, a Greenwood teacher and her husband. Homeowner Monserrate Shirley, her boyfriend Mark Leonard and his brother Bob Leonard all face life in prison without the possibility of parole. Investigators said the three conspired to blow up the house to collect insurance money. The three will have separate trials, slated for this year.


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