“Our client is one of the six victims in this case and he’s lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life,” said Scott J. Becker, attorney for the McCathern law firm.
PLANO, Texas – Two days after a house explosion struck a neighborhood in West Plano, residents were hit with more harrowing news: Investigators said the explosion may have been deliberate.
The city of Plano released the statement on Wednesday evening. Representatives from the Plano Fire Department and Plano Police Department said no further information is being released at this time.
Residents in the neighborhood have mixed feelings about the issue. Some were shocked at the news that the explosion may have been intentional. Others are skeptical.
“Not much of what happened in this day and time surprised me,” said neighbor Craig Glenn. He lives four doors down from the house that exploded.
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Six people were injured in the explosion, including the Jagielski family of five. Three of the children got away with minor cuts, but father and mother Philip and Jennifer are still being treated in hospitals with serious injuries.
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The lawyers of Joseph Kupfer, the resident of the exploded house, told the WFAA that their immediate concern was the wellbeing of their client. Hospital officials confirmed to the WFAA that copper is now in the intensive care unit.
“Our client is one of the six victims in this case and he’s lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life,” said Scott J. Becker, attorney with the McCathern law firm in Frisco.
The WFAA questioned attorneys about the latest findings that the explosion may have been deliberate.
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“It strikes me as remarkable that you can switch from an ‘accidental gas leak’ to ‘this must be intentional’ within 24 hours. I don’t know what other information you will receive in the course of this quick investigation,” said Becker.
Becker said he hoped the investigators involved continued their diligence and was not concerned about other “unfounded narratives” about his client.