Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Mother and Sister

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    Thongsavath Sphabmixay is charged with killing his family members in a fire. He was in court Monday.

    Thongsavath Sphabmixay, 44, appeared in court Monday afternoon.

    He pleaded not guilty to all charges, including two counts of murder, one count of attempted premeditated murder and one count of arson. He is being held without bail.

    Firefighters were called to a home on Featherhill Lane in Mira Mesa early Thursday morning. A renter was able to escape the burning home and told crews two women were still inside.

    69-year-old Boakham Sphabmixay and her daughter, 48-year-old Pamela Sphabmixay, were taken to the UCSD burn center. Both women died from their injuries the next day.

    We’re told Thongsavath also lived in the Mira Mesa home.


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