Twardoski in court on murder charges

RANDOLPH COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The man accused of starting a fire that killed four children in Percy, Illinois was in court Thursday.

Derrick Twardoski, 33, is charged with four counts of first degree murder in the connection with the deadly fire he allegedly set in May 2013.

In court, a Randolph County judge ruled the defense must hire experts to test DNA evidence in the case.

No trial date has been set.

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