State seeks life sentence for man involved in fatal fire

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Ryan Moynagh (Photo Provided)
Ryan Moynagh (Photo Provided)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – The county prosecutor is seeking a life sentence without parole for a man accused of setting a fire that killed a six-year-old girl in November.

Tippecanoe County Prosecutor said Ryan Moynagh, 33, faces felony charges. Those charges include murder and arson in connection with a house fire that killed Katelyn Lane and injured 53-year-old David Trueblood.

Harrington said Moynagh has admitted to setting two papers on fire with a lighter. Investigators identified three points of origin of the fire, including two in the bedroom where Katelyn was found.

Katelyn’s mother Mindy Kirby told News 18 that nothing will ever bring her daughter back, but the decision to seek a life sentence is a step in the right direction. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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