Homeless men indicted for manslaughter in Yonkers fire that killed five
Two men have been indicted for setting what's called one of the worst fire in Yonkers history.
Prosecutors say Jose LaSama and Carlos Muniz set the Oak Street fire back in March while they were trying to keep warm and smoke crack in a vacant building. The two were originally charged with trespassing, but now they have been indicted on five counts of manslaughter each.
Five members of the same family lost their lives in the Oak Street fire, which tore through a dozen buildings and left more than 300 people without homes.
Iasama and Muniz have also been charged criminally negligent homicide, assault and reckless endangerment.