A Colorado mom died valiantly saving her children from an apartment complex fire that has been ruled an arson, according to officials and a new report.
Her husband, Jose Omar Benegas, told the station his family was asleep when his nephew, who was coming home from work, called and said that the apartment they all shared was on fire.
Benegas picked up his 2-year-old daughter and tried to carry her down the hall, but flames already blocked his path, he said.
Instead, he ran toward the window and threw the tot from the third floor, according to the report.
He jumped down after her, as his wife stayed behind to throw their sons, 8 and 14, down to him, the station reported.
But Castro didn’t make it