Danny Attar

A photograph of Daniel Jr.’s father, Danny, sits on a shelf at his home next to a photo of his uncle Omar, aunt Felicita and their 1-year-old son, who also died in the Woodhollow Apartment fire in 2000 set by Sadie Proffitt.

Maria Attar doesn’t see herself as a leader, she told Assistant Managing Editor Maddy McCarty when interviewed in her home this week. Her voice is small.

But Ray Attar, his wife Maria and the rest of those left grieving after the death of three young adults and a baby at Woodhollow Apartments in 2000, then furious at the release of the murderer who started the fire, provoked change.

Yvonne Mintz is editor and publisher of The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0100 or yvonne.mintz@thefacts.com.

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