Riviera Beach man accused of setting apartment on fire with children inside

A Riviera Beach man is accused of setting an apartment on fire with his three children inside.

Velmando Williams, 22, was arrested early Saturday on three counts each of attempted murder and false imprisonment. He also faces one count of first-degree arson and simple domestic battery.

Riviera Beach police said the children -- two boys, ages 1 and 3, and a 1-month-old girl -- were rescued from Friday's fire at the Stonybrook Apartments.

The boys were treated at the scene. The infant girl was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

Their mother told police that Williams set the apartment on fire after they got into a fight.

"I don't got no words for him," mother Tranice Smith told WPTV. "None."

Williams refused to appear in court during a bond hearing Saturday morning. He remained in jail Sunday.

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