Woman charged with capital murder in fire that killed 7-year-old boy in McIntosh

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UPDATE 3:05 p.m. — Jacqueline “Pat” Stewart has been arrested and charged with capital murder, according to the sheriff.

Jacquelin “Pat” Stewart

UPDATE: 6:10PM 7/1/2019 MCINTOSH, Ala. (WKRG)– Sheriff Stringer confirms to News 5 that 7-year old Case Ketchum’s father’s girlfriend has been charged with capital murder.

She was booked into the Washington County Jail Monday afternoon, shortly after being released from an investigative hold overnight.

Police have not released the details on how they believe the 7-year old died but his body has been sent for an autopsy.

First responders initially went to the home Sunday morning around 5:20 for reports of a fire.

There, they found a mobile home engulfed in flames on Frank Snow Road.

Case’s body was found inside.

Police say Stewart and the child were the only ones home at the time of the fire.

They tell us she, Case’s father and one other child live at the home. However, the father and the other child were not home at the time of the fire.

News 5 asked Stewart if she had anything to say on her way from the McIntosh Police Department to the Washington County Jail Monday afternoon. She said nothing.

UPDATE: 9:50 a.m. 7/1/2019 — Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer confirms to News 5 that a 7-year old boy passed away in a mobile home fire over the weekend.

The sheriff identifies him as Case Ketchum.

MCINTOSH, Ala. (WKRG) — One person is dead after a single-wide mobile home in McIntosh caught on fire.

The McIntosh Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire on Frank Snow Drive at 5:20 a.m. Firefighters were able to knock down the door and pull the occupant out, but they were already deceased.

Fairford Volunteer Fire Department, Wagarville Fire, Charity Chapel Fire, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, McIntosh Police Department, ASAP EMS of Alabama and Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office assisted with the scene.

Funeral service will be 11am Friday, July 05, 2019Visitation from 10am until 11amat Simple House of Praise Church in Mount Vernon
Donations can be made through his obituary at https://www.freemancitronelle.com/notices/Case-Ketchum

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