The Associated Press

Appeal Denied In Fire Deaths Of Boston Children

BOSTON — A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Boston woman accused of setting the fire that killed two sisters ages 14 and 3 in 2008.

Thirty-one-year-old Nicole Chuminski was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder in 2010 for the deaths of two daughters of Anna Reisopoulos.

Chuminski appealed the conviction saying prosecutors hadn’t proven the fire was started with acetone. But the court said prosecutors had strong evidence of Chuminski’s guilt and did not have to establish that an accelerant had been used.

Prosecutors say Chuminski set the fire at Reisopoulos’ South Boston home in April 2008 after the two argued at a wedding they attended. The bodies of 14-year-old Acia and 3-year-old Sophia were found locked in an embrace on the third floor.

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