Florida Parents Allegedly Attempted to Light Their Own Baby on Fire at New York Truck Stop, Sheriff Says
May 17, 2022
A grand jury indicted a man and woman from West Palm Beach with attempted murder for trying to set a baby on fire in New York.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said 28-year-old Jamie Avery and 25-year-old Lisbeth Collado face charges of attempted aggravated murder, second-degree attempted murder, second-degree arson, second-degree attempted arson, and first-degree attempted assault.
The charges stem from an incident on May 3 at the Love’s Travel Plaza near Waterloo.
Deputies responded to a report of several fires at the plaza. They said Avery and Collado tried to light their 1-year-old child on fire.
Authorities found the child covered in a flammable liquid. They found a second child, a 4-year-old, with head injuries, abandoned in a tractor-trailer.
Both children are out of the hospital and expected to make a full recovery
The parents are accused of causing multiple fires inside of a Love’s Travel Plaza and allegedly attempted to light their 1-year-old child on fire
by Adam Sabes
May 18, 2022
Two parents in New York have been charged with attempted murder after allegedly attempting to light their 1-year-old child on fire at a truck stop on May 3.
Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of several fires inside a Love’s Travel Plaza in Tyre, New York, and took Jamie L. Avery, Jr., 28, and Lisbeth Collado, 25, into custody after they allegedly caused the fires and attempted to “light a one-year-old child on fire,” according to authorities. The parents are from West Palm Beach, Florida.
The sheriff’s office also said that a 4-year-old was found in the cab of a tractor-trailer in the parking lot and had apparent head injuries.
It’s believed that the two are in a domestic relationship and are parents to both of the children, according to the sheriff’s office.
By Elizabeth Doran
May 16, 2022
The parents of a 1-year-old child who they tried to set on fire in Seneca County have been indicted on various murder and arson charges, said the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.
Jamie L. Avery, Jr., 28, and Lisbeth Collado, 25, both of 4570 Old Military Trail in West Palm Beach, Florida, face numerous felonies in connection with the May 3 incident at the Love’s Travel Plaza, sheriff’s deputies said.
A second child, 4, was found during the incident with head injuries, according to authorities.
The two are believed to be in relationship and are the parents of two children who were with them at the time, according to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.
The pair have been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on charges of attempted aggravated murder, second-degree attempted murder, second-degree arson, second-degree attempted arson and first-degree attempted assault, all felonies. They also were charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, which are misdemeanors.
The incident began at 5:33 a.m. May 3 when Seneca County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Love’s Travel Plaza in the town of Tyre for a report of several fires inside the building.
When they arrived, they discovered Avery and Collado had tried to light their 1-year-old on fire, deputies said. They then discovered a second child, 4, in the cab of a tractor-trailer in the business’ parking lot. That child had apparent head injuries, deputies said.
Both children were transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance. The older child was later transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital by LifeNet Air Ambulance. Both children have since been released from medical treatment and are expected to make full recoveries, deputies said.