Update: Man Charged With Setting Darby Township Fire That Killed Woman With Disabilities

  • Source: WCAU-TV NBC 10 Philadelphia
  • Published: 12/07/2022 12:00 AM

A man is accused of setting fire to a home in Darby Township, Delaware County, over the weekend, killing a young woman with disabilities inside. Aaron Clark, 30, of Philadelphia, is charged with murder, arson, recklessly endangering another person and other related offenses, according to court records. The 20-year-old woman, who was living with cerebral palsy, was found dead in a first-floor bedroom after fire tore through the home in the middle of the night on Sunday, Darby police said. It happened on the 600 block of Sharon Avenue. First responders saw flames shooting from the front porch as they arrived shortly after 12 a.m., according to police. The flames quickly spread to the second floor. Arriving officers were told by someone who escaped that there was a young woman with disabilities trapped on the first floor, police said.


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