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Arson

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  • East Windsor Arsonist Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Mental Illness

    HARTFORD — A judge on Tuesday found that a 75-year-old man set a fire at his East Windsor nursing home two years ago, but also that John H. Turner was not guilty by reason of mental disease. Judge Joan K. Alexander's finding followed an hour-long...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of arson in out-of-control King fire

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately starting the huge King fire in Northern California, which exploded in size overnight and now threatens thousands of homes, authorities confirmed Thursday. Wayne Huntsman was booked...
  • Massive Northern California fire outrunning firefighters

    In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed. The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-...
  • Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires

    Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires
    Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires. The measure reinstates a law that...
  • Man charged with setting fire in historic Elgin Tower

    Man charged with setting fire in historic Elgin Tower
    A man tracked down through surveillance video has been charged with starting a fire in a garbage can at the Elgin Tower Building, causing about $5,000 in damage to the art deco high-rise that has marked the city's skyline since 1929. Tommy McBurney, 58, ...
  • November trial set for man accused of murdering girlfriend in arson fire

    November trial set for man accused of murdering girlfriend in arson fire
    A Villa Park man will go on trial in November on charges that he murdered his former girlfriend by intentionally setting a fire that caused her death. DuPage County Judge John Kinsella on Thursday set Nov. 3 as the trial date for Todd Mandoline,...
  • Social media posts prompted teens to set fires: cops

    Social media posts prompted teens to set fires: cops
    Ten Plainfield juveniles have been charged in recent weeks with setting fire to dumpsters and playground equipment, a practice police said was spurred on by social media. The juveniles, ranging in age from 11 to 16, have been charged with property...
  • Convicted prostitute, arsonist accused of running housing scam in Boca

    Convicted prostitute, arsonist accused of running housing scam in Boca
    A convicted con man and male prostitute who Boca Raton police say swindled four people out of their money after he put a false rental advertisement on Craigslist was arrested on Wednesday. Police said Daniel Fournier, 29, advertised a three-bedroom home...
  • Defense lawyer accused of telling Tundidor to hide evidence

    Defense lawyer accused of telling Tundidor to hide evidence
    Randy W. Tundidor was following a lawyer's advice when he dismantled a gun that was used in the kidnapping of his landlord, Nova Southeastern University professor Joseph Morrissey, and Morrissey's wife in April 2010, a Broward judge was told Tuesday. At...
  • Hollywood man charged with arson, insurance fraud

    Investigators read between the lines to discover newspapers played a role in a Hollywood man's alleged ploy to commit insurance fraud. An investigation by the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal determined a house fire in the 2400 block of Johnson...
  • Letter writer in cougar shooting sentenced to 27 months in prison

    Letter writer in cougar shooting sentenced to 27 months in prison
    Richard Hyerczyk sat stone still with a slightly pained expression in a federal courtroom Wednesday as a judge read aloud the violent and racist rants he’d mailed to people who angered him over the years. There were threats to officials at a...