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Fire Department spokesman Bruce Garner said the fire broke out around 5 p.m. Tuesday in a two-story house. The oldest person in the home was a 14-year-old boy, who kicked out a window to get his younger siblings and him onto the roof.
Memorial Hospital surgical technician Matt Evans was driving by and saw the children. He ran to the home as three police officers arrived. The youth passed down the other children to the people below and then was helped down.
The children's father was apparently not home when the fire began. The cause is under investigation.
The 14-year-old cut his leg and was treated at a hospital.
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Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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