ST. LOUIS – A candlelight vigil is planned for Wednesday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. for three children killed in a weekend apartment fire in south St. Louis.
The fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the Clinton-Peabody public housing complex. Authorities say the infant and the girls, ages 4 and 5, were trapped inside the third-floor apartment.
Investigators on the case have ruled the fire accidental and identified the mother as the one arrested for leaving the kids home alone.
Police have identified 4-year-old Heaven Coleman, 5-year-old Dream Coleman and 6-month-old Damarion as the victims. All died of their injuries.
Family and friends say the mother made an honest mistake by leaving her kids alone.