Boy dies following suspicious Plano fire, mom died earlier

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PLANO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a 6-year-old boy has died following a North Texas apartment fire that left his mother dead amid allegations she tried to kill him and set the blaze.

Court documents released Thursday indicate Plano police were initially investigating Monday afternoon's fire as arson and attempted murder.

Officer David Tilley says the boy died Wednesday night at a Dallas hospital. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office says a cause of death was pending Thursday for the son, Mounesh Lakshmigari.

A police affidavit says the mother, 30-year-old Santhia Lakshmigari, was the suspect in the fire in which she and her son suffered severe burns, plus the child's throat was cut and he had a skull fracture.

The mother died later Monday at a hospital.