Port Kaituma man accused of killing wife, children in fire succumbs

Fifty-year-old Linus La Cruz who had been accused of setting his Port Kaituma home on fire, causing the death of his wife and four children, died yesterday morning at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) .

La Cruz was admitted to the GPH on March 18 after he suffered burns to his body during the fire. Sources say La Cruz contracted pneumonia after the fire and this is believed to have resulted in his death.

The charred remains of his wife Lurlene La Cruz, 39; and children, Lea La Cruz, 14; Labron La Cruz, 8; Lavette La Cruz, 3, and Levon La Cruz, 1 were buried on March 18 as well.

The man’s 12-year-old daughter, who managed to escape from the fire is presently staying …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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