Three Charged in Joliet Fire That Killed Two Women and Baby

Three men have been charged with murder and arson in connection with a June 3rd fire that killed two women and an 11-month-old girl in Joliet. 17-year-old Andy Cerros, 18-year-old Manuel Escamilla and 18-year-old Eric Raya have been charged with six counts of First-Degree Murder, one count of Attempt First-Degree Murder and three counts of Arson. The murder charges allege they discharged a flare gun at a residence at 16 N. Center Street and that the resulting fire caused the deaths of 28-year-old Regina Rogers, her daughter, 11-month-old Royalty Rogers, and 29-year-old Jacquetta Rogers. The attempted murder charge alleges they discharged the flare gun with the intent of killing a man who escaped the fire without harm. All three individuals were already in custody on unrelated offenses. Bond in the murder case was set for each at $10 million.


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