Molly Jo reportedly confessed to setting fire to boys’ beds as they slept. She then walked out the front door of their mobile home and locked it from the outside, before moseying off to her parent’s home across the street.
Her husband, Justin Delgado Sr., who was asleep on the opposite side of the mobile home, was awakened by the smoke and attempted to get to the children’s bedroom. Unable to do so, Justin attempted to flee the trailer but found he was locked inside. He ended up screaming for help out of the kitchen window.
Molly Jo’s father, Drew McCombs, said he saw his daughter walking back to her trailer after she heard her husband yell that the trailer was on fire and he needed the key to get out.
McCombs and his wife, Brenda, entered the trailer in the hopes of rescuing the boys, but they, too, were unsuccessful.
“I got in there and I couldn’t see, I couldn’t see nothing — at all,” McCombs said. “I made my way in and I knew I had to go in and turn right.”
But he ended up in the living room instead.
“I couldn’t find them,” McCombs said. “I went in there and I couldn’t find them — went in twice.”
It took firefighters about 10 minutes to bring the fire under control. Unfortunately, it was too late — Delmer, 3, and Justin Jr., 5, were pronounced dead at the scene. One boy was found on his bed, and another in a corner near his bed.
Justin Sr. was taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and was later released.
No word on motive, or what took so long to make an arrest, but Molly Jo has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of arson.Tags: Arson, Delmer Delgado, Justin Delgado Jr, Justin Delgado Sr., Martinsburg, Molly Jo Delgado, Murder, West Virginia