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UPDATE: Son dies following Winston County fire, father accused of starting it

UPDATE: Son dies following Winston County fire, father accused of starting it

Posted: Tue Jul 17 17:51:54 PDT 2018
Updated: Tue Jul 17 17:51:54 PDT 2018

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ashocking crime out of winston county. a woman and her sonare now dead after her husband lit a storage room - that the family was living in -on fire wtva's xavier harris joins us live from louisville with this tragic story craig ,emily tragic indeed investigators tell me both victims have been identified as 45 year old merredyth eiland and 17 year old lil freddius eiland the wife and son of the accused suspect. according to sheriff jason pugh their were 4 people inside the shed and the daughter saw it all. really that horrendous ." "she saw fred eiland outside of the residence when they were exiting the residence while it was on fire she saw him getting into his vehicle." pugh tells me the couple had a domestic violence incident a few weeks prior and eiland had unfinished business with his wife. "he went to a local convenient store bought gas and a gas can and he pushed out a air condition unit that was running int the building dropped the whole jug of gasoline inside the window he had just opened and reached in and lit it with a cigarette lighter. this causing the storage room to go up in flames and killing his wife and have his son air lifted to a jackson hospital to be treated for his burns. "this morning his 17 year old son passed away in jackson and we have upgraded that to two counts of capitol murder and aggravated assault with arson. i tried speaking to neighbors around the neighborhood but no one wanted to speak on the incident. "the community is basically in shock thsibis something that's a little hard to wrap your mind around it's really that horrendous." eiland is currently here at the winston county jail with no bond. again he is charged with two counts of capital murder and aggravated assault as well as arson. live in winston county xavier harris wtva nine news the temperatures
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