Kyle Alwood Biography
Kyle Alwood is an arsonist boy who suffers from mental illness.
Kyle Alwood Age
Kyle Alwood is 9 years old.
Kyle Alwood Family
Kyle Alwood lives with his mother Katrina Alwood, who is 27 years old, and stepfather, Jason Wall, who is 34 years old.
News Key Points
- Illinois killed Ariel Wall, Daemeon Wall, Rose Alwood, Jason Wall, and Kathryn Murray
- Kyle Alwood’s mother Katrina Alwood and her son Kyle,8, escaped
- Alwood has now identified her son Kyle as the accused arsonist
- If convicted, Kyle could be placed on probation for at least five years but not beyond the age of 21, and will not be imprisoned
Katrina Alwood appeared on CBS This Morning on Thursday, two days after her sole surviving child, Kyle Alwood, was charged with five counts of first-degree murder, two counts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, after reportedly setting his family’s mobile home ablaze in April.
Kyle Alwood, 9, is accused of killing five members of his family. https://t.co/Zi7Rl9eScl
— 10 News First (@10NewsFirst) October 22, 2019
All five victims died of smoke inhalation inside the family’s trailer at Timberline Mobile Home Park.
Katrina Alwood and her son, Kyle, who is 2 years old, were the only ones who managed to survive.
Kyle Alwood Victims
Two half-siblings: Ariel Wall, who was 1 year old, Daemeon Wall, who was 2 years old.
Cousin: Rose Alwood, who was years old.
Stepfather: Jason Wall, who was 34 years old and a US Army veteran.
Maternal great-grandmother: Kathryn Murray, who was 69 years old and a homemaker and artist.
Kyle Alwood First-degree Murder
US media reports that Kyle Alwood, who was eight at the time of the fire, is the youngest child to have been accused of mass killing for at least 13 years.
A 9-year-old boy should not be charged with first-degree murder, writes columnist @dahleeng.
“What this child needs from prosecutors and the courts right now is compassion, not an open-ended invitation to a life of crime.” https://t.co/QJfg2h4wsp
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) October 23, 2019
He has not yet been prisoned, and he is said to be staying with relatives at an unknown location due to threats, ahead of a court appearance on 21 October.
If convicted, he would likely face five years of probation and would receive counseling.
Kyle Alwood Arrests and Charges
Kyle Alwood has not been detained, but because of the death threats the nine-year-old boy has been receiving, he has been sent to stay with relatives in an undisclosed location. He is due back in court on October 21.
Woodford County State’s Attorney Greg Minge, who filed the charges against Kyle on Tuesday, said the child if convicted, could be placed on probation for at least five years but not beyond the age of 21, and would likely receive counseling.
He will not be imprisoned if found guilty by a judge during a bench trial.
Charges brought against Kyle six months after the incident, which took place at around 11 pm on April 6 at 14 Cypress Court.
Kyle Alwood Supporter
Samantha Alwood, Katrina’s sister and baby Rose’s mother, wants to see her nephew, kyle, jailed.
A 9-year-old Illinois boy believed to have set a fire that led to the deaths of five family members has been arraigned on first-degree murder charges. https://t.co/KBTw4spqsX
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) October 21, 2019
Despite the mass killing caused by her son, Katrina is hoping the judge will take into account his mental health problems and will show leniency.
“I forgive him. I love him no matter what”, the mom said.
Facts You Need To Know
- April 6 The trailer house fire near Peoria, Illinois, killed family members: Ariel Wall, Daemeon Wall, Rose Alwood, Jason Wall, and Kathryn Murray
- Wall’s fiancee, Katrina Alwoodand and her son were the only survivors
- The nine-year-old boy had recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia, ADHD and bipolar disorder.
- Kyle Alwood was charged this week with five cases of first-degree murder, two cases of arson and a case of arson
- If convicted, Kyle could be paroled for at least five years, but not more than 21 years. Not in prison