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"God is what's keeping me strong right now," says the victim's wife Shelia Nash. "I haven't really cried. I'm in shock still."
Shelia Nash is talking about the loss of her husband Danny. What's shocking is the action he took when trying to save his neighbors. The Nash's were on their way home when they noticed flames and heavy smoke coming from their neighbor's house on Cave Hollow Road in LaFayette.
"We pulled up in the car right on the side of the driveway," says Nash. "He said I'm going to go in and try to save them."
That would be the last time she would see her spouse of 35 years alive. Nash went after 3 people trapped inside the burning home: Robert Solomon, his wife Barbara and her sister Alice.
"He tried to do a heroic effort," says LaFayette Fire Department Chief Keith Scruggs. "It was valid. He got to her, he did. They were found together."
He was able to get Robert and Barbara to the front door, but when he went back for the 3rd victim, the fire proved to be too much.
"Danny tried to help but it took his life trying to do it," says Nash.
Nash was a deacon in his church and a Shriner. His daughter and this community will remember him for much more.
"A hero, always a hero, he was always my hero and still is a hero, he tried," says daughter Amy Chandler. "Even though it took his life, he tried."
Even though the people Nash tried to save didn't survive, his wife hopes his sacrifice leaves a lasting legacy.
"We need to get back to being good and to love your neighbor and love the people you're with," says Nash.
Monday, March 4 2013, 10:16 PM CST
Man facing extradition for murder claims innocence
June 17, 2013 20:24 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former U.S. Marine facing extradition to the Philippines on double murder charges says he is innocent.
Timothy Kaufman has been in jail since his arrest in April at business near his grandfather's Albany-area home. The 35-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of three men charged by Philippine authorities with killing a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend in 2011.
Authorities claim it was a premeditated killing in an area known for its sometimes-seamy club scene.
In a handwritten letter sent to the media from jail, Kaufman says he would never do something as "heinous and stupid" as killing the couple. He says he left the country after the killings because he feared for his safety.
An extradition hearing is scheduled for June 25 in Albany federal court.
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