Kyle Alwood Bio
Kyle Alwood is a nine years old child. He was charged with five counts of first-degree murder, two counts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, after allegedly intentionally setting his family’s mobile home ablaze in April.
Kyle Alwood, 9, Charged With 5 Counts Of Murder After Allegedly Setting House Fire, Mom Says He’s No ‘Monster’. ‘Everyone is looking at him like he’s some kind of monster, but that’s not who he is,’ said his mother. #Crime #CrimeStory https://t.co/m1xlGFPxZG
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Kyle Alwood Age
He is 9 years old.
Kyle Alwood Victim
These little demons evolve young. Setting fire to a trailer park killing 3 toddlers and 2 adults 9 yr old arsonist Kyle Alwood will not be punished mom blames #mentalillness
Boy, 9, Kyle Alwood charged with murder in deadly fire is pictured https://t.co/JNlsVpyF2U
— Stokeley Dessalines #ADOS #FBA #B1 (@BlackMechanism1) October 10, 2019
Kyle is accused of killing his two half-siblings, one-year-old Ariel and two-year-old Daemeon Wall, cousin Rose Alwood, who was two, and his stepfather Jason Wall, 34.
He is also accused of killing the children’s maternal great-grandmother Kathryn Murray, 69.
All the victims died of smoke inhalation inside the family’s trailer at Timberline Mobile Home Park.
Kyle Alwood Charges and Arrest
For the first time, we are hearing from the family of a 9-year-old boy accused of intentionally setting a deadly fire at the family home in Illinois. Kyle Alwood is charged with five counts of first-degree murder.@ErrolBarnett spoke exclusively with Kyle’s mother. pic.twitter.com/GCNfZiVg9E
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 10, 2019
US media reports that Kyle, who was eight at the time of the fire, is the youngest child to have been accused of mass killing for at least 13 years.
He has not yet been detained and is staying with relatives at an unknown location due to death threats, ahead of a court appearance on 21 October.
If convicted, he would likely face five years’ probation and would receive counseling.
Woodford County State’s Attorney Greg Minger, who filed the charges against Kyle on Tuesday, said the child, if convicted, could be placed on probation for at least five years but not beyond the age of 21, and would likely receive counseling.
You’d be incorrect. Kyle Alwood (left) was charged with 5 counts of murder for killing the people on the right. pic.twitter.com/edvDF9mpRs
— Bootleg Beggar (@TheSwift5) October 10, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- April 6 The trailer house fire near Peoria, Illinois, killed Ariel Wall, 1; Daemeon Wall and Rose Alwood, 2; Jason Wall, 34, and Kathryn Murray, 69
- Wall’s fiancee, Katrina Alwood, 27, and her son Kyle, then eight, fled
- Alwood has now identified his son Kyle as the accused arsonist
- She told CBS This Morning that the nine-year-old boy had recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia, ADHD and bipolar disorder.
- Kyle was charged this week with five cases of first-degree murder, two cases of arson and a case of arson
- If convicted, Kyle could be paroled for at least five years, but not more than 21 years. Not in prison