By CBS3 Staff

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.

Michael Sanders Man Charged For Hamilton Township Fire That Killed His 9-Month-Old Daughter, Baby's Grandparents

Michael Sanders (Credit: Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office)

 

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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.

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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.

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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 mchtftips@mercercounty.org.