The Times' intrepid crime reporter Al Baker is stringing together more details on the Morris Avenue fire this morning that has so far claimed the life of a mother, 20-year-old Keity Sanchez and her year-old child, also named Keity Sanchez. Another victim, Vincent Cordero, remains in critical condition. Earlier, it was reported that all three had died. But as of noon, Cordero was still alive, according to Baker's sources.
A law enforcement official told Baker that Keity Sanchez, the mother, was found on the floor with three stab wounds in her chest. Neither the baby or Cordero had any stab wounds.
The fire broke out at 2275 Morris Ave. early this morning at about 7:50 a.m. and was extinguished within 40 minutes, fire officials said. Baker writes that “city officials said the blaze appeared to have the hallmarks of criminality.”