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Son Allegedly Set Fire That Killed Mother

Posted at 5:06 AM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 07:37:25-04

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The name of the woman who was killed in an Ashland fire has been released.

The coroner says 58-year-old Ruby Childers was found dead after a fire at her home Sept. 6. Childers

It happened just before 3 a.m. on Gallaher Drive in Ashland.

Officials believe the fire was intentionally set by the victim’s son, 33-year-old Christopher Childers.

He was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on a charge of first-degree arson.