No bail for Vegas dad charged in fatal fire - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

No bail for Vegas dad charged in fatal fire

Posted: Updated:
Shane Gouailhardou faces second-degree murder and child abuse charges connected to a deadly fire on June 15, 2012. (LVMPD) Shane Gouailhardou faces second-degree murder and child abuse charges connected to a deadly fire on June 15, 2012. (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A judge denied bail for a Las Vegas dad charged in a fire that killed three small children last year.

Shane Gouailhardou, 22, appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. He pleaded not guilty on Jan. 9 on second-degree murder and child neglect charges connected to a mobile home fire last year.

A judge Wednesday scheduled an April 13 court date to set up trial for Gouailhardou.

According to an indictment, he and girlfriend Amy Hatzenfiller, 26, were accused of fleeing a home that was burning in flames without saving their children on June 15, 2012.

Gouailhardou's 2-year-old son David and Hatzenfiller's two children – Skylar Lafia, 2, and Aryana Lafia, 1 – were identified as those who died in the fire, according to authorities.

The indictment alleges the mobile home where the fire broke out did not have fire extinguishers and there were no clear escape routes for the children. It's also alleged that the couple took meth prior to the fire.

Authorities did not conclusively say what caused the fire, but it may have been started by a lit cigarette or children playing with matches, investigators said.

Hatzenfiller also faces the same murder and child neglect charges.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

Copyright 2013 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service..