Dad pleads not guilty in connection to deadly house fire

QUINCY (WGEM) — The father charged in connection to a deadly house fire that took the life of two kids in October, 2018 pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.

Court records state that William Brewer, charged with two county of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering the life of a child, pleaded not guilty to all charges. A May 13, jury trial was scheduled.

The indictment states that Brewer and Marilyn Kramer, who is also charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering the life of a child, used damaged and hand spliced extension cords to provide electricity from a neighbor’s residence and placed the cords under a mattress, thereby causing a fire.

Kramer pleaded not guilty to her charges last week.

The fire claimed the lives of Toby Brewer, 8, and Emma Kramer, 5, on October 12, 2018.

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Zachary Voss

Zachary Voss

Zachary Voss is the Assignment Editor at WGEM.

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