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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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Brothers set to enter pleas in fatal fire

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Two southwestern Wisconsin brothers accused of trying to wipe out their family in a fire are due back in court this week. Armin Wand III and Jeremy Wand are scheduled to enter pleas to multiple charges, including homicide and arson, on Wednesday in Lafayette County. Prosecutors allege the brothers set Armin Wand’s Argyle home on fire ...

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Burned bowling alley owner pleads guilty to arson

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — The owner of a Fond du Lac bowling alley has pleaded guilty to burning down his business. Lyle Huss pleaded guilty to one count of arson Tuesday in a plea agreement with Fond du Lac County prosecutors. Fourteen other charges were dismissed, but the judge will consider them at sentencing. Prosecutors say Huss told ...

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Spurned woman who killed ex-boyfriend sentenced

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois woman has been sentenced in Monroe County to life in prison for fatally shooting her ex-boyfriend. Tammy Cole argued that her gun accidentally discharged while she embraced Vance Evans at his home in Tomah last year. Prosecutors say the 47-year-old Cole shot Evans on April 26, 2010, when he rejected her. The courtroom was ...

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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, arson to commit mail fraud, mail fraud and making false statements. The blaze destroyed Rahman’s restaurant, The Black and White ...

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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 fire call so he could be a hero. The complaint also says he had not had a fire call lately ...

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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 in the sale of tobacco products at the time it was destroyed. It was located in a retail space rented ...

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