POSTED: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 2:15am
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 5:06pm
As Reported in the Lufkin Daily News:
LUFKIN --- The jury trial of a Lufkin man accused of burning down the home he was renting last March starts today.
Timothy Thompson, 26, faces up to life in prison for the first-degree felony, according to court records.
On March 13, firefighters responded to the 1000 Rowe St. blaze around 11:30 p.m., arriving to see flames were shooting out most of the windows, according to previous reports.
Lufkin Fire Marshal Capt. LeeFran Skelton and Assistant Fire Marshal/Public Information Officer Capt. Steve McCool investigated the blaze’s cause, interviewing Thompson and his wife at the scene, according to the report.
Thompson denied being home when the blaze broke out, according to an arrest affidavit. He also told investigators he believed there was a problem with a socket in his children’s bedroom.
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