Attorney: Man admits to triple fatal arson

By LeAnne Gendreau and Amanda Raus
NBC Connecticut

A man arrested on drug charges in Fair Haven on Tuesday morning admitted to playing a role in the fire that killed a mother, her young son and her niece in March in New Haven, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

”(T)his defendant has admitted on tape to a fatal arson that happened on March 9 this year,” Deputy U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daily said in court, the New Haven Register reports. The U.S.Attorney’s office confirmed that Daily said this about defendant Hector Natal, 25, of New Haven.

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Wanda Roberson, 42, her 8-year-old son, Quayshawn, and her 18-year-old niece Jaqueeta Roberson, were killed when someone set fire to a multifamily house at 48-50 Wolcott St. in New Haven on March 9, police said. Eight other people were injured in the tragic fire.

As the search for the person responsible went on, the FBI offered up to $25,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible. In March, the Connecticut Arson Tip Program offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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