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Tag Archives: Arson

Judge: Bad science led to murder-by-arson sentence

The arsonist who killed Ji Yun Lee was especially cruel and calculating, dousing her small cabin in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains with more than 60 gallons of gasoline and heating fuel and setting at least eight fires, ending at the front door to block any chance of escape. Then he watched calmly as the cabin turned into an inferno.

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Man indicted in Milwaukee restaurants arson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Milwaukee man in an arson last year that destroyed a building housing a well-known pizza restaurant. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 27-year-old Feras Rahman was charged with arson by explosion, ...

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Wis. volunteer firefighter charged with arson

WALDO, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old member of the Waldo Volunteer Fire Department is accused of setting two fires in the town of Lima earlier this year. According to the complaint, the teen told investigators he wanted to get a ...

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09-3605 U.S. v. Aljabari

Arson Sufficiency of the evidence; interstate commerce A tobacco store is used for interstate commerce under the federal arson statute. “The building housing the Smoke Shop was actively used for a commercial purpose. The Smoke Shop was, after all, engaged ...

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