Two People Indicted in Fire That Killed Two Children in Quincy
A fatal fire that took the lives of two children in Quincy in October of last year has led to two adults being indicted by an Adams County Grand Jury. Adams County State’s Attorney Gary Farha has announced that Marilyn Kramer and William Brewer were indicted by an Adams County Grand Jury for two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering the life of a child in connection with an October 12, 2018 fire that resulted in the deaths of those two children.
Farha praised the work of the Quincy Police Department, Investigator Kevin Taute, and Lead Trial Attorney Josh Jones. Quoting Farha in a news release sent out today, “The death of these two young children is tragic, incomprehensible, and completely avoidable. The Quincy Police Department and my office have worked tirelessly to make sure that these children are not forgotten and that those responsible for their deaths are held accountable. This indictment, while important, is only the first step on this path.”
Involuntary Manslaughter and Endangering the Life of a Child are both Class 3 Felonies. If convicted, both defendants face a prison sentence of between 2 and 5 years for each of the charges. Bond has been set for both defendants in the amount of $25,000.
The release also states that these charges, as well as the statements herein, are based upon probable cause and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.