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Jennifer McCusker, 3 children killed in house fire, cops say

Handout photo of 2-year-old twins, Brendan Mistretta and

Handout photo of 2-year-old twins, Brendan Mistretta and Ava Jane Mistretta. Photo Credit: \Handout

Jennifer McCusker, 41, and her children Aidan Tarbell, 7, and 2-year-old twins Ava Jane and Brendan Mistretta, were pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue after a fire broke out in their Shirley home, police said.

Mourners console one another outside the St. Jude
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Mourners console one another outside the St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Mastic Beach where the funeral for Jennifer McCusker, 41, and her children Aidan Tarbell, 7, and twins Ava Jane and Brendan Mistretta, 2, was held. The mom and her children died Oct. 11 after a fire engulfed their Shirley home. (Oct. 18, 2013)

Mourners console one another outside the St. Jude
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Mourners console one another outside the St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Mastic Beach where the funeral for Jennifer McCusker, 41, and her children Aidan Tarbell, 7, and twins Ava Jane and Brendan Mistretta, 2, was held. The mom and her children died Oct. 11 after a fire engulfed their Shirley home. (Oct. 18, 2013)

The coffins of Jennifer McCusker, 41, and her
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

The coffins of Jennifer McCusker, 41, and her children Aidan Tarbell, 7, and twins Ava Jane and Brendan Mistretta, 2, are carried out of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Mastic Beach. (Oct. 18, 2013)

A coffin is carried out at the funeral
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

A coffin is carried out at the funeral for Jennifer McCusker, 41, and her children Aidan Tarbell, 7, and twins Ava Jane and Brendan Mistretta, 2, at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Mastic Beach. (Oct. 18, 2013)

Mourners console one another outside the St. Jude
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Mourners console one another outside the St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Mastic Beach where the funeral for Jennifer McCusker, 41, and her children Aidan Tarbell, 7, and twins Ava Jane and Brendan Mistretta, 2, was held. The mom and her children died Oct. 11 after a fire engulfed their Shirley home. (Oct. 18, 2013)

(From left to right) Jennifer McCusker, 41, and
Photo Credit: Handout

(From left to right) Jennifer McCusker, 41, and children Aidan Tarbell, 7, and 2-year-old twins Ava Jane and Brendan Mistretta, were pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue after a fire broke out in their Shirley home, police said.

Aidan Tarbell, 7, died in a fire in
Photo Credit: Handout

Aidan Tarbell, 7, died in a fire in his Shirley home, along with his mother and twin brother and sister.

Jennifer McCusker and Joseph Tarbell with their son,
Photo Credit: Handout

Jennifer McCusker and Joseph Tarbell with their son, Aidan Tarbell. McCusker and Aidan died in a fire at their Shirley home, along with her 2-year-old twins on Oct. 11, 2013.

Handout photo of 2-year-old twins, Brendan Mistretta and
Photo Credit: \Handout

Handout photo of 2-year-old twins, Brendan Mistretta and Ava Jane Mistretta.

An undated photo of Ava Jane Mistretta, who
Photo Credit: Handout

An undated photo of Ava Jane Mistretta, who died along with his mother, twin brother and older brother after a fire broke out in his Shirley home on Oct. 11, 2013.

An undated photo of Brendan Mistretta, who died

An undated photo of Brendan Mistretta, who died along with his mother, twin sister and older brother after a fire broke out in his Shirley home on Oct. 11, 2013.

A makeshift memorial sits in front of the
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

A makeshift memorial sits in front of the Shirley home where a fire broke out that killed Jennifer McCusker and children Aidan Tarbell, 7, and 2-year-old twins, Ava Jane and Brendan Mistretta. (Oct. 13, 2013)

Will Morales, of Shirley, a neighbor and friend,
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Will Morales, of Shirley, a neighbor and friend, visits the makeshift memorial in front of the Shirley home where a fire broke out that killed Jennifer McCusker and children Aidan Tarbell, 7, and 2-year-old twins, Ava Jane and Brendan Mistretta. (Oct. 13, 2013)

Peter Mistretta, father of 2-year-old twins Ava Jane
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Peter Mistretta, father of 2-year-old twins Ava Jane and Brendan, cries as he approaches the burned-out home in Shirley. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Peter Mistretta, father of 2-year-old twins Ava Jane
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Peter Mistretta, father of 2-year-old twins Ava Jane and Brendan, is comforted at the scene of the burned-out home on Hollywood Drive in Shirley. (Oct. 12, 2013)

A makeshift memorial in front of of the
Photo Credit: James Carbone

A makeshift memorial in front of of the burned-out home on Hollywood Drive in Shirley where a mother and her three children died. (Oct. 12, 2013)

A makeshift memorial in front of the home
Photo Credit: Ted Phillips

A makeshift memorial in front of the home on Hollywood Drive in Shirley where a fire killed a mother and her three kids. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Ruth Krafve, left, and Natalya Flamme, neighbors and
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Ruth Krafve, left, and Natalya Flamme, neighbors and friends of the family who died in the deadly house fire in Shirley, comfort one another near the scene on Hollywood Drive. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Peter Mistretta, father of 2-year-old twins Ava Jane
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Peter Mistretta, father of 2-year-old twins Ava Jane and Brendan, cries as he approaches the burned-out home in Shirley. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Aftermath of a fire that broke out at
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Aftermath of a fire that broke out at 16 Hollywood Dr. in Shirley. Two-year-old twins Ava Jane and Brendan Mistretta, along with older brother Aidan Tarbell, 7, and their mother Jennifer McCusker, died in the deadly blaze. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Aftermath of a fire that broke out at
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Aftermath of a fire that broke out at 16 Hollywood Dr. in Shirley. Two-year-old twins Ava Jane and Brendan Mistretta, along with older brother Aidan Tarbell, 7, and their mother Jennifer McCusker, died in the deadly blaze. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Aftermath of a fire that broke out at
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Aftermath of a fire that broke out at 16 Hollywood Dr. in Shirley. Two-year-old twins Ava Jane and Brendan Mistretta, along with older brother Aidan Tarbell, 7, and their mother Jennifer McCusker, died in the deadly blaze. (Oct. 12, 2013)

The scene of deadly fire that broke out
Photo Credit: James Carbone

The scene of deadly fire that broke out at 16 Hollywood Dr. in Shirley. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Residents comfort one another outside their home after
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Residents comfort one another outside their home after hearing news that their neighbors, including three children, were killed in a deadly blaze at 16 Hollywood Dr. in Shirley. (Oct. 11, 2013)

The scene of a deadly fire that broke
Photo Credit: James Carbone

The scene of a deadly fire that broke out at 16 Hollywood Drive in Shirley. (Oct. 11, 2013)

The scene of deadly fire that broke out
Photo Credit: James Carbone

The scene of deadly fire that broke out at 16 Hollywood Dr. in Shirley. (Oct. 11, 2013)

The scene of deadly fire that broke out
Photo Credit: James Carbone

The scene of deadly fire that broke out at 16 Hollywood Dr. in Shirley. (Oct. 11, 2013)

Ruth Krafve, is in tears outside of her
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Ruth Krafve, is in tears outside of her home after hearing news that her neighbors, including three children, were killed in a deadly blaze at 16 Hollywood Dr. in Shirley. (Oct. 11, 2013)

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