Grand Jury indicts woman in death of two children

Children could not escape from burning fire
Jan. 08, 2014 @ 02:39 PM

Sherrie Hurley Saunders, 26, of Asheboro, was arrested Jan. 8 on two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

The charges stem from the deaths of her two sons Andrew Trogdon and Logan Trogdon in a fire on July 13.

Saunders was indicted by a Randolph County Grand Jury on Jan. 6.

According to a press release, investigators determined that the fire had started in the boy’s bedroom. The manner in which the bedroom door was locked prevented the boys from escaping the fire.

Saunders is confined in the Randolph County Jail under a $50,0000 secured bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

According to the Greensboro News & Record, Capt. Derrick Hill with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office said he couldn't say much about the criminal investigation. However, the indictment stems from how Logan and Andrew were trapped in the mobile home.

"The fire started in the boys' bedroom and they could not escape," Hill told the News & Record.

The fire happened at about 10:10 a.m. and destroyed the mobile home. The adults got out of the mobile home alive. Andrew died immediately in the blaze. Logan was taken to the hospital, where he died.