By Michael Bushnell
April 21, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The trial set to begin this past Monday for Thu Hong Nguyen has been delayed again, according to court sources.
This delay is another in a series of delays and motions filed by Nguyen’s attorneys, ostensibly attempting to delay what some close to the families feel is inevitable: a conviction on multiple felony arson and murder charges for the deaths of Kansas City firefighters Larry Leggio and John Mesh. The two firefighters perished while battling a structure fire started by Nguyen at Independence Boulevard and Prospect on October 12th 2015.
Nguyen was originally charged with one count of first-degree arson, a class A felony; and two class A felony counts of second-degree murder – because the two firefighters died as a result of the arson. She was later charged with causing a catastrophe, a class A felony, and two counts of second-degree assault, each a class C felony.
The new trial date is set for September 18th of this year. As more details become available we’ll have them here.