No Criminal Charges Filed in Charleston Super Store Fire

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) An announcement by Solicitor Scarlett Wilson confirmed that no criminal charges will be filed for prosecution in the Sofa Super Store fire that killed nine Charleston firefighters. Wilson stated on Friday that her decision was based on a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) inquiry report of the deaths of the firemen in the 2007 fire, according to WCSC TV and Live5News.com in Charleston 

According to Solicitor Wilson, interviews and a complete review of all documentation gathered by the Charleston Police Department and other agencies was conducted by SLED which determined that the issues raised do not warrant a criminal investigation. These findings were confirmed in writing by a letter given to the Solicitor this week.

State appointed officials only sought after the cause of the fire in the original investigation. A second investigation began 16 months ago to determine if there may have been criminal negligence.

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