Grand jury indicts father, son on felony charges in fatal fire at Spring Valley adult home
The men accused of causing the fatal fire at Evergreen Court in Spring Valley have been indicted by a grand jury on felony charges.
The fire, which happened back in March, killed firefighter Jared Lloyd and a resident.
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Nathaniel and Aaron Sommer, the rabbi and son independently hired to kosherize the kitchen for Passover, were indicted by the grand jury Monday on multiple felony charges, including manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, arson and assault.
This means that the jury looked at the case and believes there is probable cause for the charges.
Court documents accuse them of using a propane tank marked for "outdoor use only" to "heat appliances, surfaces and other items in the kitchen," and not extinguishing open flames.
The men were also accused of leaving burning materials unattended outside and placing the fire alarm on test settings.
Several others are facing charges in connection to the fire, including two Spring Valley village employees and the executive director and an employee of Evergreen Court.
The other cases are still in Village Court, and there's no word on when the rabbi and his son will be arraigned.