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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The man accused of firing a flare gun into a home, killing three children, is scheduled to be in Floyd County court this morning.
Cody Cashion's initial hearing regarding his alleged involvement in the fatal fire was set to begin at 8 a.m. The 18-year-old is charged with three counts of murder and one count of arson after police say he fired a flare gun into a home on Ealy Street in New Albany early last month. The house caught on fire, with four young children in it. Only 5-year-old Taty'Ana survived. Her three siblings died.
Cashion has already faced a judge on charges in Clark County where he is charged with attempted murder, after police say he intentionally crashed his car into a Clarksville police cruiser, injuring an officer. In the case of the fire, police believe he was seeking revenge on the home over a dispute.
Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said in an earlier press conference that Taty'Ana and her siblings did not live at the home on Ealy Street. They were there that day visiting.
The sibling who survived, Taty'Ana Hughes, is still recovering at a hospital in Indianapolis. She's been there since the fire last month. She had serious burns over 20 percent of her body and partially lost two toes. Doctors say she could be there a few more months or longer--her family stays optimistic.
Her family tells WDRB they planned to attend Cashion's initial hearing.