Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Authorities say the boys turned on a burner on a grease-covered stove, which ignited the grease, spreading the fire through the house.
Delawna Berran-Lett, the North Braddock mother whose twin sons perished in a fire earlier this month, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday on two counts each of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. WTAE-TV reports that Berran-Lett left her 3-year-old sons, Ky'heir and Dy'heir Arthur, alone for about an hour, according to Allegheny County homicide detectives, while she went to look for her teenage daughter. Berran-Lett was angry because she thought the daughter had taken marijuana from her purse, District Attorney Stephen Zappala said. Allegheny County fire marshals found that the fatal house fire on Jan. 4 began in a stove. The boys turned on a burner on a grease-covered …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The 3-year-old boys perished in a blaze at a home on Rebecca Street on Friday.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office has ruled that 3-year-old twins killed in a fire Friday on Rebecca Street in North Braddock died of smoke inhalation. As of Sunday afternoon, the twins, whose names have been reported as Kyier and Dyier Arthur, had not been positively identified. The medical examiner's office cannot release the names until the twins are identified, a spokesperson said. Whether their deaths will be ruled accidental or homicide is still pending investigation, according to a spokesperson from the medical examiner's office. One twin died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. The second twin suffered burns and smoke inhalation, though the actual cause of death is still pending, the spokesperson said. …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Her identity has not yet been released.
A woman jumped to her death about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Hall Station Bridge along Business Route 22 in Wilkins Township. The bridge spans the Thompson Run valley between the Home Depot and Kohl's. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Allegheny County Medical Examiner‘s Office won't release the identity of the 46-year-old woman until her family is notified. For the Trib's story, click here. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
James Budd, a worker at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Edgewood Towne Centre, was injured on Oct. 23 and died from those injuries on Nov. 17.
James Budd, 62, of Pittsburgh, 15243, died Nov. 17 of injuries sustained in a fall while working at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Edgewood Towne Centre. A spokesperson for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said the cause of death is accidental, resulting from blunt force trauma to Budd's trunk and pelvis due to the fall. Budd died at his residence on Saturday, the spokesperson said. According to Edgewood police reports, Budd fell 8-10 feet on Oct. 23 while working at the store, which sells used and surplus building materials. He was transported to UPMC Mercy hospital by Eastern Area PreHospital Services. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up …