Homeowner Gets Probation After Deadly House Fire

Homeowner Gets Probation After Deadly House Fire

POSTED: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:23pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 10:54pm

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- The owner of a mobile home in Chaparral that caught fire and killed three people inside, plead guilty to three counts of involuntary manslaughter Tuesday.

Abraham Rodriguez will be on probation for the next four and a half years.

A fire broke out at Rodriguez's mobile home on the 2500 block of Capital on Nov. 18, 2009.

Rodolfo Millan, 17, his sister, Elena Millan, 20, and Elena's one year-old daughter, Aileen all died in the fire.

Investigators found Rodriguez strung several yards of extension cords to run power to the home and bypassed electrical breakers.

Wrought iron bars on the windows prevented emergency crews from rescuing the three victims.

A state district judge ruled Tuesday that Rodriguez's negligent use of the extension cords was the cause of the deadly fire.

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I believe the judge is nothing but a MORON and should be thrown off the bench. How is 4 1/2 years probation fit punishment for three murders or is the defendants lawyer a big contributor???

Four and a half years probation for having caused the deaths of 3 persons. I hope this guy serves all 4 and a half years and that if he goes off and violates the terms of his probation that he is sent to proson where he belongs. He did not give the 3 persons who died in that fire any option but to die a horrible fiery death.

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