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Tag Archives: Arson

Court of Appeals — Insurance Fraud — Arson: People v. Abraham

New York State Court of Appeals Insurance Fraud — Arson Inconsistent Verdict — Legally Sufficient Evidence People v. Abraham No. 192 Judge Lippman Background: The defendant was charged with arson and insurance fraud. The defendant argued that because he was acquitted of ...

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Court of Appeals — ‘Molineux’ — Harmless Error: People v. Rivers

New York State Court of Appeals ‘Molineux’ — Harmless Error Expert Testimony — Arson People v. Rivers No. 211 Judge Jones Background: The defendant was charged with numerous offenses, including three counts of arson. The evidence produced at trial established ...

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Friend: Teen linked to fatal arson hated father

WEBSTER — A classmate says a troubled 15-year-old boy charged with setting his home ablaze with gasoline had a tumultuous relationship with his adoptive father, who was killed along with two other sons. A public defender was appointed Thursday to ...

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Teen admits to arson with flaming marshmallows

AUBURN — A central New York teenager faces prison time after admitting he threw flaming marshmallows at his neighbor’s house. The Auburn Citizen reports  that 18-year-old John Munger pleaded guilty Thursday in Cayuga County Court to fourth-degree felony arson. He ...

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