Firebomb Sends a Detroit Mother, Baby to Hospital

Published June 4, 2009

A Detroit mother and her infant daughter were taken to the hospital Thursday after someone threw a firebomb into their home.

Kentoya Washington, 21, and her one-month-old daughter are in critical condition.

The incident happened early that morning when most of the residents of the community were asleep, according to the city’s Fire Department Lt. Dennis Richardson.

“I woke up and came down the stairs. Everything was on fire, smoking and everything,” one relative told Detroit television station, WDIV.

Washington’s grandmother and three other relatives made it out of the house safely.

Fire officials found the remnants of two homemade bombs – Molotov cocktails— at the scene. “One was broken inside; one was in the backyard,” Richardson told The Detroit Free Press. 

While no arrests have been made yet, authorities are speaking to “persons of interest,” he told the paper.

Written by <P>By BET.com Staff</P>

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