WHEATON, Ill. – A DuPage County judge has extended to two-years an order of protection that requires a Glendale Heights man to stay away from the son he is suspected of setting on fire last fall.
Judge C. Stanley Austin's order was imposed against 34-year-old Kaushik Patel, who authorities say doused his two sons with gasoline November 18th in the family's home and set them on fire.Patel's 4-year-old son died January 17th of injuries related to those burns.
Patel, who also was burned in the fire, and his 7-year-old son remain hospitalized with severe burns.
Authorities have yet to charge Patel formally in the crime, but have said he committed the acts.
Austin extended the order to February 2, 2010. He also set the next court date in the domestic allegation of abuse for February 26.