A valley mother has died weeks after she was bound and critically injured in an arson-set fire at her home. Angelica Jimenez, 27, never recovered despite being under constant care at University Medical Center, said loved ones.
"It's been how many months that she's been in pain, so she's in a better place now" said a woman who didn't want her name revealed.
"She loved her kids, and so that's what we are worried about now," said the tearful woman.
On the same night Jimenez was declared dead at UMC, the family's charred home caught fire again.
It happened shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday at 52 Sherrill Circle, near Stewart and Lamb.
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The home was engulfed when crews arrived four minutes after the initial 911 calls, said Las Vegas Fire and Rescue officials.
It took approximately 20 minutes to bring the fire under control.
The cause is currently under investigation.
Firefighters said the vacant house had no utilities connected to it; however, people were seen going in and out of the house since the previous fire.
The first fire, which has been ruled arson, happened on Nov. 16, 2015.
The blaze was intentionally set to cover up a homicide, said Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials at the time.
Jimenez, and another severely burned woman, were found lying outside the home, said firefighters.
A man, who had been stabbed, was in the street.
Officials have not released the identity or current condition of these two victims.
The body of another victim, later identified as Jimenez's father Mario, was found on the kitchen floor
Investigators have not released any information on suspects or a motive.
13 Action News has reached out to LVMPD to get an update on the homicide case.
Jimenez's two children, a five year-old boy and one year-old girl, are in a safe undisclosed location.
There is no word yet on funeral arrangements.