Desere Thornton, Her Two Sons Burned to Death in Teen Jealousy Arson
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 3:29 pm
|Desere Thornton's house was set aflame in the wee hours of the morning|
When the flames were finally subdued, detectives discovered the charred bodies of 38-year-old Desere, her 16-year-old son Jerrod, and her 9-year-old son Anthony. They now see the case as arson, started by Jerrod's classmates, one of whom believed Jerrod was dating his ex-girlfriend...
|William Angel Jr. is accused of helping a friend who believed Jerrod was dating his ex-girlfriend|
He and William Angel Jr. are charged with creeping up to the Thornton home in the early hours of the next morning, setting the house aflame, presumably with gas or another flammable. Wood, clearly not the brightest kid at Richland High School, is now in Vanderbilt Hospital, recovering from burns to his chest, arms and face. Detectives believe he was torched as he tried to throw accelerant on the blaze.
Angel's already been charged with three counts of murder. Wood is expected to face similar charges when he's released from the hospital.