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  •  Yes, it's confirmed now she died in that fire. (1+ / 0-)
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    And also that he wanted to burn down the neighborhood, indeed.

    It was not a trap for first responders. As I guessed in my comment above, he just wanted to stop first responders from spoiling what he most likes to do in life - kill people:

    Human remains found at home of gunman who ambushed firefighters

    Of course the media will probably continue to run with the " killer set a trap for first responders" angle because it's just so much more horrifying (truly) than a guy taking out his sister.

    Yet, the horrifying thing is the more coverage they give that line of reasoning the more likely there will now be copycat killers doing just that.

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