Updated 05/02/2012 06:02 PM
Bobbie Kugler Faces Murder Charges
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The mother of four children who died in a house fire on Grape Street earlier this year has been indicted on murder charges.
A Monroe County Grand Jury indicted Bobbie Kugler, 31, on four counts of second degree murder, four counts of manslaughter, three counts of assault, and one count of arson.
Kugler is accused of starting the fire in her Grape Street home in February. She was arrested at her home in Poughkeepsie last month.
Gage Reavey, 14, Greg Kugler, 13, Kandee Kugler, 12, and Kaiden Kugler, 6, died in the fire.
Investigators say Kugler lit pictures of her boyfriend on fire then threw those pictures on a dresser filled with combustible materials. Fire investigators say the fire started in a first floor bedroom and burned so quickly that firefighters could not get into the home to rescue the children.
The fire injured three others inside the house.
“In a felony complaint, that’s just the initial mechanism that gets us into grand jury. There was a full grand jury presentation, charges were presented to a grand jury, and their ultimate vote are the charges now contained in the indictment,” said Sandra Doorley, Monroe County District Attorney.
In court paperwork, Kugler admits to police that she started the fire. If convicted, she could face up to 100 years in prison.