GARY, Ind. (AP) — Two northern Indiana men have been arrested on murder,
arson and other charges in an apartment fire that killed a Gary woman and
her teenage daughter.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced the charges against 19-year-old
Trevontay D. Milsap and 21-year-old Rafael Peluyera at a Thursday news
conference held hours after the funeral for the two arson victims.
The July 25 fire killed 33-year-old Bernice King and 14-year-old Angel
The Post-Tribune of Merrillville reports investigators determined an
accelerant was poured outside King's door, in a hallway and on a stairway in
the Gary apartment building.
Court documents state investigators believe the fire was set after one of
the two accused men argued with one of King's children about a dispute over
trading an Xbox game system for marijuana.