Survivor of 1989 apartment house fire that killed 4 says suspect told her: ‘I did a good job’

By Holly Ramer, AP
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Survivor of 1989 fatal NH fire relieved by arrest

CONCORD, N.H. — A woman who survived a deadly 1989 apartment-house fire in New Hampshire says the California man charged with murder this week in the deaths of four of her neighbors told her that night, “I did a good job, didn’t I?”

Elizabeth Kennedy told The Associated Press on Thursday that David McLeod made the comment after the Keene fire that killed a couple, their baby and his 12-year-old daughter. McLeod was arrested Wednesday in Sacramento.

Authorities aren’t saying what led to the arrest. But they say McLeod was a suspect all along. Other residents told police in 1989 that McLeod may have had grudges against men who lived in the building who he believed had relationships with his ex-girlfriend. They had said McLeod bragged about setting the fire.

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