HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – Mercer County prosecutors say a man has been arrested for setting a fire that killed three people, including his own baby girl in Hamilton Township. Michael Sanders, 23, is facing a number of charges, including three counts of first-degree murder.
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Prosecutors say he was arrested early Monday morning at a hotel in Plainsboro, New Jersey.
The fire happened around 3:30 a.m. Friday on the 200 block of Woodlawn Avenue in Hamilton Township.1 Day, 8 Tornadoes: A Look At This Week's Severe Weather Across The Tri-State Area
Sanders’s 9-month-old little girl, Malani Sanders, and her grandparents 42-year-old Tiffany Abrams-Jones and 50-year-old Prince Jones, were all killed.
Investigators say Sanders was seen on surveillance video, buying a torch lighter and cigars.
They also say he allegedly warned the baby’s mother, texting her to get the baby out of the house hours before.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Restaurants Martha, Irwin's Upstairs To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination For Indoor Dining
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call HTF Detective Jennifer Eyster at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to email@example.com.