Police arrest two in suspected revenge firebombing that killed couple

New developments in a fatal firebombing that killed a young couple on Detroit's east side.

Police now have two people, a man and woman in custody. They are expected to be arraigned Wednesday.

One of the victim's family members said instead of spreading holiday cheer, they are planning a funeral.  Her sister Jana John died in Monday's fire bombing. It killed the 21-year-old's new boyfriend James Jordan and left her brother Jalen in critical condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

"We don't have nothing we lost everything, we don't have anything, none of the gifts," said the sister of victim Jana John. "The kids don't have anything, no clothes."

Her sister Jana John, died in Monday's fire bombing, also killing the 21-year-old's new boyfriend and left her brother Jalen in critical condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

"His chest, his lungs are burnt," said John's sister who did not wish to be identified. "They're trying to clear that up right now.

"The best Christmas gift I could have back is my sister, so the babies can have their mom back."

Jana leaves behind two children. The drama began with an argument between her sister, her new boyfriend James Jordan and the mother of his child.

She says the ex-girlfriend showed up to their home on Hoyt and Manning Sunday night, angry about the new relationship. Words were exchanged and a fight broke out - and a promise of retribution.

"Before she left, she was like I'm about to shoot this (expletive) up,'" said John's sister. "I'm like, 'Mom let's get everybody out the house, I've got a bad feeling. She's like 'No, we aren't going anywhere' and I'm like mom, just get these babies out of the house.'"

Thankfully they did.

"As we were coming back, we got a phone call from our neighbor saying they firebombed the house and they're taking bodies out," she said.

John, 21, died in the fire. James Jordan died at the hospital.

"All senseless because of a jealous baby mama who can't get over a man," John's sister said. "I just hope God gets her and whoever else did it and puts them where they need to be."
 

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