Father charged after 2-year-old daughter dies from home fire

News
Fire truck_1554043470950.jpg.jpg

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana fire marshal says a man is charged with negligent homicide after investigators say he left his 2-year-old daughter alone in a duplex that caught fire. She died of smoke inhalation.

The Advocate reports 27-year-old Antonio Williams was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Thursday. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

Baton Rouge firefighters rescued Williams and his daughter, Amirrah Williams, from a bedroom in the burning duplex May 29. He remained hospitalized until mid-June with burns to his forehead, shoulders, arms and nose.

Investigators say records show his phone was on the LSU campus just before the fire started, and he was seen leaving his car and running to the burning house. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com

Don’t Miss

Best of the Valley
Sunday Morning Matters
MedWatch Today
Hispanic Heritage
Bulldog Insider: The Podcast
The Valley's Armenia
Pros Who Know

Images from Armenia

Small patients in Armenia
Yerevan by night.
Dr. Jeff Thomas delivers.
Dr. Jeff Thomas delivers in Gyumri.
Doctors unpack medical supplies from The Central Valley.
Fresno Medical Mission at work.
Medical Supplies being unloaded.
Fresno Medical Mission at the ready.
KSEE24 crew witnesses the miracle of life in Gyumri, Armenia.
Life saving work of Central Valley surgeons in Armenia.
Ribbon cutting on new surgical center in Ashtarak Armenia. Fresno donors made this dream come true.
KSEE24 on assignment with the Fresno Medical Mission
Honorary Consulate to Armenia Berj Apkarian explains the crisis facing one hospital.
KSEE24's Stefani Booroojian and Kevin Mahan at the meeting with President Bako Sahakyan.
Medical Meeting in Artsakh.
The President of Artsakh meets with the Fresno Medical Mission.
Learning modern medicine techniques with the Fresno Medical Mission in surgery.
Leaning in for a look. Dr. Brien Tonkinson holds class and helps a patient in Armenia.
Fresno Medical Mission cares on one of the smallest patients in the region. Six-year old Yanna receives life-changing better breathing surgery.