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Police charge Sayreville father in son's house fire death

(03/13/06) SAYREVILLE ? The father of a young boy killed in a Sayreville house fire has been criminally charged in connection with the incident. Kevin Sturgis, 31, turned himself in to police Monday

News 12 Staff

Mar 13, 2006, 11:36 PM

Updated 6,673 days ago

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(03/13/06) SAYREVILLE ? The father of a young boy killed in a Sayreville house fire has been criminally charged in connection with the incident.
Kevin Sturgis, 31, turned himself in to police Monday on charges of endangering the welfare of a child. Police say Sturgis left his 5-year-old son, Erik, home alone so he could report to work at a warehouse on March 4. The boy died hours later in a house fire. Investigators believe the boy played with a butane lighter at the home, which caused the fire.
Sturgis? wife, who was the boy?s mother, was murdered four years ago. Sturgis? attorney says prosecutors will have a very difficult time finding a jury that will convict his client. Neighbors say Sturgis didn?t want to leave the boy home alone, he just ran out of options and needed to go to work.
Related story: Boy reports fire in Sayreville that killed his 5-year-old neighbor
 


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