9-year-old arraigned on murder, arson charges in Illinois fire that killed 5 10/22/2019 10:44 am PDT Comments WGN via WGN: EUREKA, Ill. (WGN) -- A 9-year-old central Illinois boy believed to have set a fire that led to the deaths of five family members has been arraigned on first-degree murder charges. The Journal Star in Peoria reports Woodford County Circuit Court Judge Charles Feeney on Monday read a juvenile petition citing the murder charges, along with arson counts. The boy at times indicated he did not understand. Feeney appointed a public defender for the boy. The April 6 fire killed a 1-year-old, two 2-year-olds, a 34-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman at a mobile home park about 150 miles southwest of Chicago. MORE: 9-year-old arraigned on murder, arson charges in Illinois fire that killed 5 - WGN #Arson #Illinois #Juvenile #Murder #Update #WGN Related Stories 9-year-old to face 5 murder charges in fatal Illinois fire Mom says Illinois boy charged with murder is ‘not a monster’ Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.