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Suspect in fatal Ohio fire enters insanity plea

June 18, 2014
Associated Press

TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of setting a house fire that killed two deaf people in northwestern Ohio has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

A judge ordered that 31-year-old Shey Weiker undergo an evaluation after she entered the plea Wednesday in a Seneca County court.

She's one of three people charged in the arson fire last month in Fostoria that left two people dead and one hospitalized.

Authorities say Weiker used a railroad flare to start the fire on May 26 that killed 48-year-old Danny Marker Jr. and 44-year-old Tara Vance.

A detective said abuse allegations made against Marker spurred the group to set the fire. Their attorneys have not returned calls seeking comment.

 
 

 

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