Grand jury indicts man in Hamilton fire that caused 4 deaths, including baby
A grand jury has returned a 15-count indictment charging a man with setting the Hamilton fire that caused the deaths of four people over the summer.
Michael Sanders, 23, of Trenton, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, four counts of first-degree felony murder, among others.
The fire began July 9 around 3:40 a.m. at 213 Woodlawn Ave. The fire quickly engulfed both sides of the two-and-a-half-story, wood-frame duplex, causing a partial roof collapse.
A nine-month-old baby girl, identified as Malani Sanders, and her 42-year-old grandmother, identified as Tiffany Abrams-Jones, were found deceased at the scene. Three additional individuals were transported to the hospital with critical burn injuries. The baby's grandfather, 50-year-old Prince Jones, succumbed to his injuries, and Zamair McRae died a few weeks later.
Sanders is being held in the Mercer County Correction Center pending trial.