UPDATE: Woman charged with murdering sons by arson arraigned

Molly Jo Delgado's trial has been set for Oct. 11

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -
A Martinsburg woman, charged with murdering her two children in January, appeared in circuit court on Tuesday for arraignment.
 
Twenty-nine-year-old Molly Jo Delgado is expected next in court on Sept. 25 for her pre-trial and Oct. 11 for her trial.
 
According to court documents, Delgado allegedly set her home on fire and locked her two children inside. 
As a result., five-year-old Justin Delgado and three-year-old Delmar Delgado were pronounced dead.
 
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A Berkeley County woman, who was charged with murder following the death of her two sons, was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday afternoon.
 
Twenty-five-year-old Molly Delgado was charged with two counts of murder, single counts of first-degree arson and attempted first-degree murder following a house fire earlier this year. 
 
According to court documents, Delgado allegedly set her home on fire and locked her two children inside. As a result, five-year-old Justin Delgado and three-year-old Delmar Delgado were pronounced dead.
 
Delgado is currently being held at the Eastern Regional Jail without bond.
 
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A Berkeley County Woman, by the name of Molly Jo Delgado, is behind bars for allegedly setting a house on fire that killed her two children in Berkeley County earlier this year.
 
It is alleged that, during an interview with West Virginia Assistant State Fire Marshal's, Molly Delgado admitted to setting both of the children's beds on fire.
 
According to State Fire Marshal officials, Delgado is charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of first degree arson.
 
The charges come after she allegedly started a fire that killed her two children on Cracked Walnut Way on Jan. 24 in Martinsburg.
 
Court documents said that she was with the three-year-old and five-year-old until 10 p.m., when she then secured the kids' door from the outside and left the home.
 
According to court documents, Delgado’s husband, Justin, Sr., was in the master bedroom asleep when he was awoken from smoke.
 
Officials said he tried to get to the children's bedroom but was unable to do so because of the smoke.
 
Delgado is currently being held at the Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) in Martinsburg.
 
A preliminary hearing will be held on March 14 at 11 a.m. before Magistrate Hersh, at which the magistrate will determine whether there is probable cause to move forward.
 
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A woman is behind bars for allegedly setting a house on fire that killed her two children in Berkeley County eariler this year. 
 
According to Berkeley County court documents, Molly Jo Delgado was arrested for committing arson and murder that killed her two children on Cracked Walnut Way on Jan. 24 in Martinsburg. 
 
Court documents listed Delgado as the parent or guardian of the children who died in the fire. She's been charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of first degree arson. 
 
Right now, Delgado is being held in the West Virginia Eastern Regional Jail in Berkeley County. 
  
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Fire officials said two children ages 3 and 5 have died in a house fire in Martinsburg late Tuesday night. 
 
Fire crews were dispatched to Cracked Walnut Way, off of Berkeley Station Road Two a little before 10:30 p.m. Fire officials said two kids were trapped inside and ended up dying as a result.
 
The father, identified by the children's grandfather as Justin Delgado, was able to escape but did get cuts exiting the house. He was treated for his injuries at the scene.
 
The State Fire Marshal said there were smoke detectors in the home, but they did not sound.
 
They stress the importance of checking smoke detectors because they could save your life.
 
Fire officials said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

 


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