Teen ordered to juvenile center in fatal Pa. fire
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - March 19, 2012 (WPVI) -- A teenage boy has been ordered to a juvenile facility after admitting he started the Pennsylvania house fire that killed his cousin last year.
The 14-year-old boy was ordered last week to a facility with a program for fire-setting youths. He had admitted his role in the May 6 fire that killed 16-year-old Tyshawn Lawrence at a hearing earlier this month.
The Morning Call of Allentown reports the younger boy initially told police sparks flew out of the computer but later admitted he was using a lighter to set a blanket on fire and the blaze got out of control.
Officials say other family members escaped but didn't know Lawrence was in his room asleep and not at school. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning almost two weeks later.
Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com
allentown, lehigh county, pennsylvania, fire, arson, local/state
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