Two Georgia Residents Trapped by Burglar Bars Killed

Feb. 4, 2009
There is no word on the cause yet.


Trapped by burglar bars, two people were killed Wednesday morning in a house fire in south Fulton County.

The bodies of Annie Pearl Mitchell, 77, and a male in his 60s were found inside the back door of the house in the 2100 block of Sandgate Circle, according to Fulton County fire department officials.

VIDEO: 2 Killed In Fire

The male victim was Mitchell's live-in caretaker. Relatives said Mitchell suffered from severe arthritis.

"She could walk very little," said Charles Turner, Mitchell's son-in-law. "She couldn't have gotten out of there in a hurry. She would have had to crawl out."

Mitchell's nephew and his infant child were able to escape through the front door of the burning house.

There's no word yet on a cause of the fire.

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