9-year-old charged with murder in deadly Illinois fire

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GOODFIELD, IL (CNN) — A 9-year-old has been charges with five counts of first-degree murder in connection to the mobile home fire in Goodfield that killed five people back in April.

That’s according to Woodford County States Attorney Greg Minger.

Two adults and three children were killed in the fire at Timerbline Trailer Court.

A female and a 9-year-old were able to escape.

According to the state’s attorney, the child, if convicted, could be put on probation for at least five years, but not beyond the age of 21.

Prison time is not an option.

It’s unclear how the fire was started.

Minger would not divulge additional details about the suspect, including a possible relationship to the victims.

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