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March 8, 2014

A WELCOMED SIGHT: Survivor of fire that killed siblings, Taty’ana Hughes, returns home



“Thank you for carrying our baby to safety. Thank you so much,” Theresa Hughes said to Hannon, who was handed a letter and given a hug by Taty’ana as members of the crowd clapped their hands and whistled with approval.

After the ceremony, Hannon told reporters that it was emotional yet encouraging to witness Taty’ana “in a completely different circumstance” than when he’d last seen her.

“It makes you feel good” to see her recovering, he said.

Hannon carried Taty’ana to safety, but he was quick to give credit to his fellow firefighters for their actions at the scene.

“The rest of my shift, the rest of my crew, did an excellent job,” Hannon said.

Taty’ana’s homecoming lifted the spirits of so many who are still reeling from the loss of the three children, NAFD Chief Matt Juliot said.

“It’s a tragedy that affected so many people — so many families are hurt from what happened — so it’s nice to see her come home,” Juliot said, as he added firefighters join the department because they want to help people and save lives. “That’s what we do.”


Cody Cashion, 18, has been charged with three counts of murder and arson stemming from the Jan. 4 fire. The New Albany Police Department and Floyd County prosecutors alleged that Cashion ignited the fire by shooting a flare gun into the Ealy Street home in retaliation for being robbed by Jonathan Stewart, who lived in the house but wasn’t home the night the fire was set.

A jury trial for Cashion has been slated for July 7.

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