Tag Archives: arson

Williamsport man sentenced for setting parents’ house ablaze

WILLIAMSPORT — A county circuit court in Maryland sentenced a veteran who burned his parents’ house down to 18 months in jail and recommended participation in an alternative program to incarceration. The Herald Mail reports 58-year-old David Edward Carr pleaded ...

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Md. firefighter charged with setting his own house ablaze

MIDDLE RIVER — A Baltimore city firefighter has been charged with setting his own house on fire. Baltimore County police say 33-year-old Joseph Heinze was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree arson. Police say Heinze set fire to his house ...

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Md. woman who escaped fire charged with setting earlier blaze

UPPER MARLBORO — Fire officials say a woman who fled a house fire and was photographed lying on the ground with her dog guarding her has been charged with setting an earlier fire in the same house. Mark Brady is ...

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Court documents: Man burned house, took selfies at ruins

ANNAPOLIS — Court documents say a man who burned down a Glen Burnie house in a jealous rage went back to the site and took selfies in front of the ruins. Twenty-six-year-old Justin Michael Clum of Pasadena was charged Saturday ...

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Flawed science: Court won’t reinstate arson-murder conviction

In this July 1 photo, Han Tak Lee, who spent 24 years in prison before a judge threw out his arson-murder conviction, speaks during an interview in the Queens borough of New York. Lee says the 1989 fire that killed his daughter at a cabin in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains was accidental.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

An elderly man who spent 24 years in prison for his daughter’s death in a fire will remain free after a federal appeals court in Pennsylvania on Wednesday refused to reinstate his murder conviction. Han Tak Lee, 80, a native ...

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Lutherville home owner receives 4 years in arson-for-insurance scheme

A man who conspired to burn down his Lutherville home to collect $3 million in insurance money was sentenced to four years in prison. Saleh H. Fakhoury, 49, had pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in ...

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Faced with eviction, woman allegedly sets Frederick home on fire

(AP) A Frederick woman has been arrested on charges of setting her home on fire as she was getting an eviction order. Police say the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office was serving an eviction notice to 45-year-old Whilermine Kahindo at her ...

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