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Fred Glespie Found Not Guilty On All Charges in Kalamazoo Apartment Fire

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — According to the Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Fred Gilespie has been found not guilty on all counts related to the Kalamazoo apartment fire that killed 3-children.

Gilespie was on trial for 3-counts of involuntary manslaughter and 3-counts of second-degree child abuse for allegedly leaving the children at Interfaith Apartments prior to the blaze in Febuary.

Three-year-old twins Taniyah and Tevin Williams and their 1-year-old sister Tyonna Henderson died; a fourth child survived.

The children’s mother, Jonetta Woods, said she left them with Glespie, her boyfriend, while she went out for a few minutes.

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1 Comment

  • Derek

    Good for Fred – the mother is clearly responsible for these children. Fred was the scapegoat here and the mother, Jonetta Woods, should be on trial. The PA in Kalamazoo County should be ashamed for even putting Fred on trial. Jonetta Woods has a history of being neglectful and leaving her children unsupervised. It is sad for all and many take the chance by leaving children unsupervised for whatever reason and this does not happen. However, this could have been prevented if the mother was more responsible or better yet ceased having children long ago! Common Man – 1; The Man – 0.

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