Court documents are revealing some details about the 26-year-old man accused of killing his parents and sister in a Logan Heights house fire.
(KOGO News/10News) Wilber Romero is accused of starting the fire at the home on the 3100 block of Clay Street around 4:30 a.m. October 13.
44-year-old Jose Romero died at the scene while his wife and daughter, 46-year-old Nicolasa Maya-Romero and 21-year-old Iris Romero died at the hospital in the days following the blaze. The family’s 23-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son were also hospitalized.
Wilber is facing several charges in the fire, including first-degree murder, arson and attempted first-degree murder.
Court documents show it wasn’t the first time he has been accused of attacking a family member. He reportedly attacked his father with a brick and rocks and damaged his car in September of 2018. The incident prompted a police standoff that ended when police shot bean bags at Wilber and released a police dog, documents show.
The documents go on to state Wilber was in a car accident when he was 6-years-old and that he has suffered from a learning disability since the crash. According to the documents, Wilber also struggled with drug addiction.
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