The man who received extensive burns over much of his body in a house fire at 524 N. Maple Street about a week and a half ago has died at the Vanderbilt Burns Clinic in Nashville.
On Monday, March 19, 2018, NewsRadio WGNS reported that 51 year old John Daniel Carothers was charged with attempted first degree murder, along with eight counts of reckless endangerment and one count of aggravated arson.
With the death of the burn victim, Carothers' charges have now changed to murder.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue arrived at 524 North Maple Street shortly after 6:00 o'clock Saturday morning, March 17, 2018. That's when they discovered the male with significant burns. He was flown by LifeFlight to the Vanderbilt Burns Center, but passed away Tuesday, March 27.
Heavy smoke was showing from the left side of the Maple Street structure when firefighters arrived.
According to Battalion Chief Tim Swann, crews made an exterior attack and located the fire in one room of the house. Search and rescue efforts determined there were no others inside. The fire was extinguished quickly and contained to the room of origin.
As of this date, officials still have not released the name of the male who died ten days later. Other persons living in the home were allegedly frightened away. Some have not been located.
NewsRadio WGNS will keep you informed.