Worcester Woman Dies From Falling in Fire Pit - NBC10 Boston

Worcester Woman Dies From Falling in Fire Pit

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air



    Woman Dies After Falling Into Fire Pit

    Worcester authorities said they believe the woman was alone at home when she fell into a backyard fire pit

    (Published Sunday, May 27, 2018)

    A woman has died from injuries sustained during a fall into a fire pit outside her Worcester, Massachusetts, home.

    Fire officials confirm they were called to a home on Heard Street around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, where they found a woman who had fallen into a fire pit in the backyard of the home.

    The woman, who Masslive.com reports is 71-year-old Jacqueline Cardinal, was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering from significant burn wounds.

    Worcester fire officials tell NBC10 Boston they believe she was alone at home when she fell in.

    Ohio Woman Cleared of Murder Charges for Newborn

    [NATL] Ohio Woman Cleared of Murder Charges for Newborn

    A young Ohio woman broke down in tears when she was cleared of murder charges involving the death of her newborn child. A jury cleared Brooke Skylar Richardson, 20, of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges of a baby she had given birth to and buried in the family's backyard.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 2019)

    The family declined to talk to NBC10 Boston, but neighbors said the woman was a caring and thoughtful person.

    "I'd like to give the family my thoughts and prayers. I lost my son in a car crash 15 years ago and they were one of the first ones to come down and see me," Francis Baldino said. "I'm hoping that they can handle this and get through it. I know this is a terrible thing."

    Cardinal reportedly was the mother of two and also raised four foster children with her late husband.

    Fire officials say the state's medical examiner will determine the exact cause of Cardinal's death.

    The investigation into her death is onling.

    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:


    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.