Mother charged in Mason County fire that killed son


Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office.

MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WOWK) – The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office and the West Virginia State Police allege a woman intentionally set the August 2016 Mason County fire in which her 10-year-old son died.

Maria Young, 34, is charged with first-degree arson in connection with an Aug. 21, 2016 fire at a home on Charleston Road in Point Pleasant in which her son, Dominick Young, died.

Investigators arrested and charged Young on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. She remains held on a $100,000 bond at Western Regional Jail. WVSFMO investigators and State Police are jointly conducting the investigation, which remains ongoing.

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