January 27th, 2008
Toddler Burned to Death by Mother 2008: On January 28, 2008, Maria Joseph Gardner set her five children on fire inside their home at 3225 Galena Court, near Flintridge and Academy. All five children were under the age of nine. The youngest, 16-month-old Ashia, died. News report says January 29th, but arrest report says 28th. In addition, the child's father, Simeon Joseph, committed suicide in the house on October 8, 2007.