All three had died due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Fire investigators concluded that a liquid accelerant was used to start the fire and upon further investigation that the smoke alarm had been turned official Row had been living with friends and investigators had placed her as the main suspect.
Current Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney was the chief investigator on the case.
As he delved into the case, he saw many red flags that indicated that Robin Row was the main suspect. The boy died and Row collected $28,000 from life insurance policy.
As the investigation progressed, Row was embezzling money from the Young Men’s Christian Association where she was working. She was then arrested and charged with three counts of murder.
Her trial began in 1993, and on December 16, she was found guilty on each count.
In 2011, her appeal was dismissed by Judge B. Lynn Winmill. She is the sole death row inmate in Pocatello Women"s Correctional Center (PWCC) in Pocatello, Idaho.