Memorial held for Youngstown fatal fire victims

A memorial service was held for three fatal fire victims in Youngstown


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Family and friends gathered outside a boarded up house on Powers Way in Youngstown to remember three people killed in a fire on March 30.

Piles of stuffed animals, candles, cards and messages are stacked on the stairs leading up to the burned out home. People came together Thursday night in light of murder charges handed down earlier in the day against Robert Seman, the same man accused of raping 10-year-old Corinne Gump before she died.

The fire also killed Gump’s maternal grandparents, Bill and Judy Schmidt.

“Hearing it and them saying he was being indicted about it, I think it was a little bit of a weight lifted off,” Crystal Broll, a family friend, said.

“I was thinking thank God that there is a God and his vengeance is going to be worse than any man’s,” neighbor Jean McCammon said.

A family friend said in some way, coming to the house is still difficult.

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