MEDIA RELEASE: W.Va. State Fire Marshals arrest mother in January fire that killed two children

3/9/2017

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March. 9, 2016
 
W.Va. State Fire Marshals arrest mother in January fire that killed two children
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Investigators with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office have arrested a Martinsburg woman in connection with a fire that killed her two children.
Molly Delgado, 28, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson.
 
The charges arise from a Jan. 24 fire in which her two children, Delmer Delgado, 3, and Justin Delgado, 5, perished.
 
Multiple agencies contributed to this investigation, including: the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives crime lab and ATF offices in Martinsburg and Falls Church, Va.; the ATF profiler assigned to the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit at Quantico, Va., the Loudoun County Fire Marshal; the West Virginia State Police’s technology section in Martinsburg; and the Berkeley County sheriff’s reserve.
 
Investigators also give special recognition to the Bedington, Hedgesville and Martinsburg fire departments for their rapid response, scene preservation and assistance in the crime scene investigation.
 
Delgado was arrested and charged on March 8, and remains held without bail at the Eastern Regional Jail.
 
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