The Couple that started Wildfire in California charged.
Finally, the El Dorado wildfire couple name reveal. According to the police, the couple accused of starting the deadly El Dorado wildfire last September near Yucaipa. However, the police were charged the El Dorado wildfire couple Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr and Angela Renee Jimenez for several offenses.
Therefore, the couple that started wildfire in California charged with eight felony counts and 22 misdemeanor counts, San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson announced Tuesday.
Refugio Manuel Jimenez jr and Angela Renee Jimenez
Refugio Manuel Jimenez jr and Angela Renee Jimenez each face one felony count of involuntary manslaughter. At the same time, three felony counts of recklessly causing a fire and causing significant bodily injury. And four felony counts of recklessly causing a fire in inhabited structures and 22 misdemeanor counts of hurriedly setting fire to the property.
However, the fire started on September 5 and was caused by a malfunctioning pyrotechnic device used at a gender reveal party. By the time it extinguished the fire on November 16.
Shelter Manuel Jimenez Jr and Angela Renee Jimenez were charged with 30 crimes, including manslaughter, San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson said during a news conference. The couple pleaded not guilty and was released pending their court date.
However, it had burned 22,680 acres in the Oak Glen / Yucaipa Ridge area and within the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area of the San Bernardino National Forest.
At the height of the fire, there was 1,351 personnel assigned to the fire. A firefighter, Charlie Morton, was killed, and 13 other people were injured. There was damage to four residences, five residences, and 15 other destroyed structures.
Anderson said the couple appealed not guilty on Tuesday and were released on his plea. They are due to return to court on September 15.
Also, read A couple Starts wildfire with gender reveal.
El Dorado Wildfire couple Refugio Manuel Jimenez jr. and Angela Renee jimenez is not guilty?
Refugio manuel jimenez jr and Angelina Jimenez is residents of San Bernardino, according to online records. Little other information about them has been made available. They both appeared in court for the first time on July 20, 2021, for their arraignment, according to San Bernardino County records. They pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.
However, the couple could reach for comment by Heavy, and attorneys listed in online records representing them in court have also not commented. They are both scheduled to return to court on September 15, 2021, online documents obtained by Heavy show.
The district attorney said in a statement, “Finally, I want to thank the public for their patience as this case was investigated and reviewed. At times, I am aware that community members may have been frustrated at the pace of our Office’s review and response on this case.
He also added, “Given the scope and impact of the El Dorado Wildfire on the land and lives of so many, particularly Charles Morton and his family, every investigation needed to be completed within both Federal and State agencies to provide a full and fair presentation to the members of our community that made up the criminal Grand Jury.”
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