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Frankfort man accused of starting apartment fire. 2 women with Lexington ties died.

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A 23-year-old man has been charged after allegedly starting the fire that killed two people at an apartment complex in Frankfort last month, according to the Louisville branch of the ATF.

Ibrahim Muhammad was booked into the Franklin County Detention Center Thursday night on charges of murder, first-degree arson, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree assault. He’s being held on a $1 million bond.

ATF Louisville said evidence recovered during the investigation revealed that the fire was started intentionally. Zephany Rushin, 21, and Quiana Danyel Miller-Walker, 20, died while about six others were hurt.

Rushin was from Lexington and graduated from Bryan Station High School. She was studying psychology and early childhood education at Kentucky State University, according to an obituary.

Miller-Walker had been cast in Bluegrass Community and Technical College Theatre productions, the Frankfort State Journal reported. She also was a teacher at Innovation Arts Academy in Lexington, according to WTVQ. Her Facebook page said she was from Lexington.

“She just had a wonderful, commanding presence that was still full of love. Students loved her and respected her at the same time,” Executive Director Mary Joy Nelson told WTVQ. “She had a natural gift for teaching and her passion was infectious.”

Of the injured victims, one victim was sent to the University of Louisville burn center and one other was hurt while jumping out of the burning building, the State Journal reported.

WKYT, the Herald-Leader’s news partner, interviewed Muhammad shortly after the fire. Muhammad was very remorseful in the interview and said he lost his home in the fire as well.

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