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Old July 18th, 2021 #47
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Man sets girlfriend, his nephew on fire, killing child, according to fire marshalís office

Derwin Hamilton (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal)

By WAFB Staff
Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 9:00 PM GMT+2

ST. MARY PARISH, La. (WAFB) - A man is facing murder and attempted murder charges after setting his girlfriend and his nephew on fire, resulting in the childís death, according to the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal.

Derwin Hamilton, 49, of Franklin, has been booked into the St. Mary Parish Jail on second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges.

Officials said the woman and the 5-year-old boy were taken to area hospitals. They added the child was pronounced dead at the hospital and the woman remains in critical condition. Their names have not been released. The official cause of death of the child is pending an autopsy by the St. Mary Parish Coronerís Office.