facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Suspect dies from fire that killed woman, hurt two children

Dec. 31, 2012 at 12:28 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A Chicago man suspected of setting a fire that killed his girlfriend and burned their two children has died from injuries suffered in the blaze, police say.

Authorities said Nathaniel Beller, 29, died just after noon Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Taniya Johnson, 33, died Saturday at a Chicago hospital. The couple's children, Nariya Beller, 4, and Naciere Beller, 9, were in critical condition, said John H. Stroger Hospital spokesman Marisa Kollias.

Nariya was burned over her entire body while Naciere was burned over 35 percent of his body, Kollias said.

The medical examiner's office said the mother also had been stabbed.

Authorities were investigating the fire as arson, the Chicago Tribune reported. Investigators said an accelerant had been poured in the apartment. An empty gasoline can was found behind the building.

Court records indicated Beller had previously been convicted of domestic battery against Johnson.

Topics: John H.
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy
2
Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander
3
Ship anchored near New Orleans sparks Ebola fears Ship anchored near New Orleans sparks Ebola fears
4
Polls open in Scotland: How we got here and why Polls open in Scotland: How we got here and why
5
New video shows missing UVA student the morning she disappeared New video shows missing UVA student the morning she disappeared
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback