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Condemned Home Passed Inspection 6 Months Ago, Report Shows

By: Kallie Cart Email
By: Kallie Cart Email

UPDATE: Wednesday, 6/24
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Documents from the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority show a house that's now condemned passed inspection just six months ago.

Most of the people who were living in the house on Frame Street are now charged with crimes.

Neighbors say this is where a 14-year-old accused of killing his elderly neighbor lived. His parents, Alexander Doran, Carolyn Mallo and sister Trina Mallo, are charged with child neglect.

Two young children are now in foster care.

The documents show the house passed inspection on December 22, 2008. An inspector gave passing grades in dozens of catergories, including conditions of living areas, bathrooms, windows and walls.

Not a single item on the inspection checklist got a failing mark.

Rent for this home was paid for with federal tax dollars as part of the HUD program.



ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A troubled family has left their mark everywhere they've lived, but now neighbors are left paying the price.

The Mallos were arrested last week for child neglect because of the terrible conditions their children were living in on Charleston's West Side.

Neighbors say the 14 year old boy charged with killing an elderly woman also lived with the Mallo family.

Before the Mallos even moved into the home on Frame Street, they lived a few blocks away on Adele Street.

Neighbors say they have been dealing with problems from the home for years, with trash and debris piling up inside and out.

Julie Moles says the family came back and trashed the home just before they were arrested last week.

Moles says with that comes a terrible smell, along with roaches and rats.

The violations have mounted against the home's owner, but building inspector Tony Harmon says it's a constant battle.

Every time the mess outside is cleaned up the Mallos come back and trash it again.

Code inspectors say they have violations against the family at both locations dating back to 2003.


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