Evidence Argued in Kugler Case
ROCHESTER (WENY) -- The former Elmira woman accused of setting a house fire in Rochester that killed four of her children appeared in Monroe County Court Tuesday as arguments were motioned by the case's attorneys.
Bobbie Kugler, 31, is facing four counts of second-degree murder. She's accused of intentionally setting the fire that killed four of her children in February.
Prosecutors say Kugler set the fire by burning pictures of her boyfriend and tossing them on a dresser filled with clothing.
According to our WENY-TV's affiliate WROC, Kugler's attorney told the judge there is not enough valid evidence to prove the mother of four started the fire with intent to hurt her children.
Gage Reavey, Greg Kugler, Kandee Kugler and Kaiden Kugler all died in the Rochester fire on February 18th.
The defense is asking the charges to be dropped.
“We are also challenging their collection of blood samples that were taken by Strong Hospital that were taken for medical purposes that were then seized by the police without a warrant and violation of her constitutional rights," says Kugler's attorney Michael Lopez, who spoke to WROC.
The next hearing will be on September 28. The trial will begin on January 7.