Derrick Twardoski in court suspected in deadly Percy, Illinois fire

6:15 AM, May 13, 2013   |    comments
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  • Brandon, Ethan, Landan and Kailey Owen.

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ill (KSDK) - The man accused of setting a home on fire in Percy, Illinois and killing four children will go before a judge Monday.

Police said Derrick Twardoski, 33, set fire to the Owen family home Friday.  Investigators say 12-year-old Ethan Owen, 9-year-old Kailey Owen and 5-year-old twins Brandon Owen and Landon Owen died.

Twardoski will go before a judge at the Randoph County Courthouse.

A motive for the fire has not been released.

The visitation for the children will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church at 105 N Garfield St. in Steeleville from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.  A second visitation will be held Tuesday at 7:30 a.m., followed by funeral servies at 2 p.m.

A fund is set up for the children at First National Bank of Steeleville.


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