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Man indicted for children’s death in house fire returned to Quincy

Quincy (WGEM) — William Brewer, who was indicted in connection to a Quincy house fire that took the life of two children last October has been returned to Quincy.

Adams County State’s Attorney Gary Farha said that Brewer arrived in Quincy Monday at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

William Brewer was arrested by the US Marshals Service in Mississippi and was extradited to Adams County. Farha said he believed Brewer left town knowing that there would be charges.

Marilyn Kramer and William Brewer were indicted by an Adams County Grand Jury for two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering the life of a child in connection with an October 12, 2018 fire that resulted in the death of two children, Toby Brewer, 8, and Emma Kramer, 5. Kramer made her first court appearance on February 6.

Court documents state that Brewer and Kramer acted in a reckless manner and performed an act likely to cause death or great bodily harm. Kramer used damaged and hand spliced extension cords to provide electricity from a neighbor’s residence to the home. Documents state that the extension cords were placed under a mattress which resulted in the fire.

 

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