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A former 2 Gage St. resident facing four counts of second-degree murder in connection with the fatal fire that took place in that Worcester multi-family building on May 14 pleaded not guilty in Worcester Superior Court on Friday. Yvonne Ngoiri, 36, was arraigned Friday in Worcester Superior Court after being indicted on four counts of second-degree murder by a Worcester County Grand Jury on Thursday.
She was also charged with two counts of arson of a dwelling, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing bodily injury. Ngoiri pleaded not guilty to all charges on Friday. The fire was reported in the three-story six-family home at around 3:31 a.m. m. of May 14. at 4 p.m. m. that day, firefighters were still on scene attempting to complete a full search of the building and address any remaining hot spots.
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Yvonne Ngoiri is 36 years old.
Four residents died as a result of the fire, including Joseph Garchali, 47; Christopher Lozeau, 53; Vincent Page, 41; and Marcel Fontaine, 29. Their causes of death were related to smoke inhalation and thermal injuries, according to the prosecutor’s office. Another resident was seriously injured after jumping from a window to escape the fire and two other residents were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
The building suffered a total loss and two other buildings, 5 Eastern Ave. and 4 Gage St., were exposed to fire and sustained damage. Investigators found that the cause of the fire was arson, meaning it was deliberately set. The motive was not detailed in court on Friday. Ngoiri has faced previous assault and battery charges. On May 24, 2021 she was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (glass bottle). A few months earlier, in January 2021, she was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (screwdriver).
Court records show Ngoiri was in court on May 18, just four days after the May 14 fire at 2 Gage St., for a probation violation hearing in connection with a November assault and battery case. 2019. Ngoiri was found to be in violation of his probation after failing to complete an anger management program and failing to meet required tests, according to court documents. Ngoiri was held without bail and is due back in court on November 29.