KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) -- No decision yet on charges but investigators think the mother of three infants who died in the interfaith fire should face criminal prosecution. Detectives say Jonetta Woods should be charged with three counts of 2nd degree child abuse, a ten year felony, for allegedly leaving her four children home alone on February 18th, the day their apartment at the Interfaith Apartment complex caught fire.
Asst. Prosecutor Carrie Klein says it’s up to the Prosecutor to decide what they will take to trial. Tevin and Te’Niyah Williams, both 3-years-old, and 1-year-old Ty’onna Henderson could not be rescued from the flames. A fourth child, 4-year-old Drayanna O’Day managed to escape.
Woods faces a jury trial in May to determine if she will regain custody of that 4 year-old.