Brothers Accused Of Saving Meth Equipment Instead Of Grandmother In House Fire

Written by Kecia Gayle October 22, 2019
Photo Credit: Steuben County Jail

Brothers Accused Of Saving Meth Equipment Instead Of Grandmother In House Fire

The home of Jarret Gause and Justin Gause, blew up into flames back in May, claiming the life of their 82-year-old grandmother Gladys Ann Willow. After a full investigation, cops revealed that the elderly woman could have been alive today if her grandsons called for help, but they reportedly didn’t.

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According to The New York Post, Justin, 21, and his 33-year-old brother, Jarrett, who we’re both home at time when the fire broke out and managed to salvaged their meth-making equipment. However, they did not go back for their grandmother Willow. Instead, the duo went to buy cigarettes without reporting the blaze, the prosecutor shared. Willow later died from injuries she sustained in the fire, which investigators say was ignited by the production of methamphetamine.

Both Justin and Jarret were indicted last week on second-degree murder charges for the May 14 death of Gladys Ann Willow at their Riverside home. Jarrett Gause remains in police custody while Justin, who was initially the only sibling to be charged after the blaze, is out on bail.

The suspects will be arraigned on the charges in Steuben County Court in the near future, Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker said.

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