Angela Renee Jimenez and Refugio Manuel Jimenez said they do not consider themselves guilty; they can be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
the justice of USA reported on Tuesday, 20, that the couple responsible for the revelation tea that started a Forest fire in the region of El Dorado, in the south of the California, in 2020 will answer for the manslaughter – when there is no intention to kill – of an elite firefighter who died trying to control the fire. According to police investigations, a pyrotechnic device set off by Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Renee Jimenez in a local park started the fire in the area. They tried to put out the fire with the help of guests, but called the police when they saw that the situation had gotten out of hand. In court, the couple claimed they were innocent. If found guilty, the pair could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
The fire caused by Angela and Refugio’s baby gender disclosure device lasted 12 days and burned over 22,000 acres of land in the Los Angeles area, prompting more than 1,300 firefighters to try to control the fire. Dry weather and winds in the area helped spread the flames, and 39-year-old firefighter Charlie Morton, who had an 18-year career in the country’s elite forest service, died on the job, leaving his wife and a daughter. In addition to the firefighter’s death, the fire left at least 13 other people injured and caused the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes.