Mother, 2 men charged in fire that killed son
ANDREWS, S.C. (WCIV) -- Georgetown County Sheriff's deputies charged a mother and two men with arson and conspiracy in the fire that killed her 12-year-old son.
According to the sheriff's office, 39-year-old Marissa Cohen, 40-year-old James Miller, and 43-year-old Randy Collins have each been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit arson and first-degree arson.
On March 29, deputies responded to a mobile home fire in the town of Andrews where they found the body of Dave Coombs, Cohen's son.
During a joint investigation with State Law Enforcement Division officials, investigators determined the fire had been intentionally set.
While the investigation progressed, deputies say Cohen refused to work with investigators and even moved to Kentucky.
At the time of the fire, the family of the 12-year-old told deputies that they had recently moved into a new home. The boy attended a birthday party Friday night and ignored calls from his mother, according to the report.
Deputies learned that the boy returned to his old home without letting his family know he was going there.
On June 6, Cohen was taken into custody by Kentucky State Police in connection to the fire.
Miller was taken into custody on June 6. Collins surrendered on Monday. Both men are being held in the Georgetown County Detention Center.