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Fire-bombing Death, Mistaken Identity

Tragedy strikes an eastside family just days before Christmas when their home was fire-bombed Wednesday night – but it was a case of mistaken identity.

Construction crews are boarding up the home where Russell Marcellus II parents lived for 35 years. The structure was gutted by a fire bomb that killed his father.

As Marcellus learned, the fire-bombing was in retaliation for an earlier fight at a club involving a neighbor, but the fire-bomber targeted the wrong house.

“Right now…I don’t have no feeling right now. I’m in another place, I just can’t believe it,” says Marcellus.

Marcellus’ mother survived the fire-bombing, but is shaken up. Police are now looking for a suspect.


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