The Solano County District Attorney’s Office has issued manslaughter and child endangerment arrest warrants for the two mothers whose four children died in a Fairfield fire in April. Fairfield police Lt. Darrin Moody said today police and prosecutors will try to locate Shetarra James, 24, the mother of three of the children, and Latisha James, 23. Each are charged with four counts of manslaughter and child endangerment. The children, ages 1 1/2 to 4 years old, were inside a residence at 728 Delaware St. around 9 p.m. April 28 when burning candles on top of a TV set ignited the apartment in the one-story fourplex. Three of the children were found dead in the apartment and the fourth died at a hospital. Investigators said both mothers were outside the apartment at the time. Fairfield police completed their investigation May 5 and sent it to the district attorney’s office. Reports also were submitted by the Child Protective Services, coroner’s office and Fairfield Fire Department.
The Solano County District Attorney’s Office completed the evaluation of the reports Thursday.
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