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NYPD: 15-year-old charged with murder, arson in connection to fatal Soundview house fire

The teenager is facing a slew of charges, including murder, arson, assault, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

News 12 Staff

Feb 5, 2023, 2:39 PM

Updated 504 days ago

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Police say a teenager has been charged with murder and arson after starting a house fire in Soundview fire that killed a 27-year-old man last week. 
The NYPD arrested 15-year-old Lily English, someone they say the department is familiar with.  
Police say English is accused of setting fire to a house at 1211 Evergreen Ave.  
English is facing a slew of charges, including murder, arson, assault, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. 
Officers say English knows the people who live inside the building and got into a fight with them, leading her to start the fire. 
Police say the dispute didn’t appear to be between English and the victim.  
Other residents in the home during the time of the fire told News 12 they barely escaped.  
"I'm grateful that I actually fit through that window and I was able to jump out the way I did. I'm tremendously grateful. I could have died in my sleep,” said one resident.  


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