Neighbour admits killing a woman and her two baby girls aged 1 & 3 in a house fire
A man admitted to killing his neighbors – a mother and her two kids in a fire, but denied murder charges
Fatoumatta Hydara, 28, Naeemah, one, and Fatimah Drammeh, three, all died after their first-floor flat in Nottingham, UK was set ablaze by Jamie Barrow, who lives on the same street as the family.
In a hearing held at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday, April 21st, he admitted to manslaughter while denying three counts of murder.
The 31-year-old Barrow also entered a not guilty plea to one count of arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.
He was remanded into custody pending a trial scheduled for June 12.
Aboubacarr Abou Drammeh, Fatoumatta’s husband, rushed from America to the home of his family after a fire ravaged it in November.
The children of the deceased were taken to the hospital, but unfortunately, they could not be saved. They were declared dead soon after.
Fatoumatta was placed on a life support machine but later died.
Paying tribute to his slain family members, the dad said: “It is with great sadness that we have lost Fatoumatta and our two daughters in such a tragic way.
“Fatoumatta had lived a short but very beautiful and fulfilling life. A former voluntary worker, Fatoumatta was a very happy, bubbly woman who wouldn’t have the heart to hurt a fly.
“It is therefore inconceivable to think who might have committed this cruel crime against my family.
“We thank the Ahmadi Muslim community in Nottinghamshire, the Gambian community, the local neighbors, and all those well-wishers for their continuous support in this difficult time.
“I and my in-laws are left without any daughters, grandchildren and nieces. I will deeply miss my family.”