Authorities in Florida have brought charges against a man who allegedly killed the mother of his children. Per FOX 35 Orlando, a recently released arrest affidavit stated that 30-year-old Den’Jah Moore had been stabbed about 100 times when authorities found her body after her apartment was deliberately set on fire on November 21.
The affidavit stated that Moore was unresponsive and had suffered several knife wounds when fire rescue found her in the master bedroom after they responded to the home. The victim, who also suffered serious burn injuries, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Besides Moore, there were three other children in the home when it was set on fire. The minors, aged 4,5, and 10 months old, were ultimately taken out of the home. The 10-month-old baby, however, died while the two other minors were said to be in critical condition after they were taken to local hospitals.
Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young also said the injuries the children sustained were a “result of being left to die in a fully engulfed fire”, adding that they were not stabbed or harmed physically, FOX 35 Orlando reported. The deceased victim and the suspect, Charles Ivy, share at least two of the children who were taken out of the burnt home.
In the wake of the incident, firefighters in the apartment noticed the four burners in the kitchen had been put on while large quantities of burnt paper had also been placed on the stove, per the report. The cause of the fire was also ruled as arson by a state fire marshal investigator.
The affidavit stated that Ivy, 34, told detectives with the Ormond Beach Police Department that he was at Moore’s home the night the fire started. Authorities also said they believe Ivy was at the victim’s home at the time the killings and the arson occurred, the affidavit stated.
Ivy has since been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted felony murder, and arson. He’s also being held without bond. Although the motive behind the incident could not be established, Young said the case is “domestic in nature.”