Pierpont Fire Ruled a Homicide
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A mother's certainty.
"Like a mother's intuition, I had that feeling," said Deborah Bruce, Chandra's mother.
Confirmed by police.
Bruce said, "I already had that gut feeling that it was arson."
The fatal fire on Pierpont Street last month has now been ruled a homicide. According to Chandra Majors' mother, Deborah Bruce, police told her they are investigating multiple suspects, including Majors' ex-boyfriend. They say he is cooperating.
The family says neighbors called police Saturday after they say they witnessed Majors' boyfriend strike her.
"That day her boyfriend was in a police car twice," Bruce said. "If the police arrested him, maybe my daughter would be alive."
Around 2:30 Sunday morning, Majors' home was engulfed in flames.
Weeks after her daughter's death, Bruce sifts through documents.
"That's from the DA, that's from the police report," said Chandra's mother. Oh my God, she was going through all this? I didn't know police was called this many times."
An order of protection was granted in 2011, keeping her ex-boyfriend away from Majors' residence and work. Majors' daughter says she renewed the order a few weeks before she died.
Meanwhile, What used to be the front door of their home, is now a memorial for their mother.
"She was funny, she loved to sing. she had a beautiful voice," said Nahla Fuller, Chandra's Daughter.
Majors leaves behind seven children. Four of the children who lived at the home lost all their belongings in the fire and the community has been helping the family with donations.