DARBY TWP., PA (WPVI) — A man has been charged with homicide in connection with a deadly house fire that claimed the life of one person early Sunday morning.
The fire started just after midnight in the 600 block of Sharon Avenue in Darby, Delaware County.
According to court records, Aaron Clark faces a long list of charges, including murder.
Police believe Clark did it in retaliation for his girlfriend ending their relationship.
Twenty-year-old Olivia Drescher, suffering from cerebral palsy, was trapped and did not get out of the house alive.
According to the GoFundMe page, Drescher’s mother is a Philadelphia police officer and Drescher’s twin was able to escape unharmed.
Drascher’s nurse escaped with injuries, and her older sister was not home at the time of the fire.
Investigators believe Drascher’s older sister ended her relationship with Clark, and he knew his ex-girlfriend was not home at the time of the fire, but knew her two sisters were inside, sources said.
And that day, he allegedly threatened his ex-girlfriend, telling her that he would post compromising photos of her on social media
The GoFundMe page also says the victim’s older sister has reached out to the local police and postal police where she works for help.
Due to the intensity of the fire, firefighters had to leave the house twice.
More information about the fire will be released during a press conference on Wednesday.
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