St. Martin family mourns loss of 8-month-old in house fire

A family is in mourning after the death of an 8-month-old during a house fire.

On Sunday, Owen Beninati was at his grandparents’ house in St. Martin when it caught fire — burning it down and taking Owen’s life.

Owen’s mother, Christy, says she and Owen shared a special bond, as she was a single mother taking care of him by herself.

She says she does not understand why this had to happen, but still cherishes the eight months she had with him.

“He was just so happy and so, like, full of life and really sweet,” Christy Beninati said. “He was always laughing. He was so bubbly.”

If you would like to help the family, you can donate to a GoFundMe account by clicking here.

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