Four-year-old Nariyah Beler died yesterday, two days after her father, Nathaniel Beler, 29, allegedly stabbed his daughter’s mom and then set fire to a home in the Lawndale area of Chicago. Young Nariyah died from injuries sustained in that fire.
The 4-year-old girl suffered burns to 100 percent of her body.
Nariyah’s mother, Taniya Johnson, died Saturday from injuries sustained in the house fire. The father suspected of setting the blaze, Nathaniel Beler, died on Sunday.
Authorities believe that that Nathaniel Beler used an accelerant inside the home to set a quick spreading and deadly raging inferno according to The Chicago Sun-Times.
Also injured in the house fire was Nathaniel Beler’s and Taniya Johnson’s 9-year-old niece Naciere who survived the fire but is listed in critical condition at Stroger Hospital.
The father, Nathaniel Beler, had previously been accused of abusing his children and was banned by the courts from visiting the children without social worker supervision.
The deceased mother, Taniya Johnson, had sought an order of protection against Beler, who was convicted of domestic battery twice since 2007.
On Dec. 29, the mom and kids were visiting Beler when he allegedly stabbed the mom and set fire to the home.
Taniya Johnson, 33, died of burns and stab wounds, and her death was ruled a homicide, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office concluded.
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