Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Conviction in 2001 Death of Phoenix (AZ) Firefighter

Via azcentral.com:
A Maricopa County Superior Court jury on Monday found an Iraq war veteran guilty of negligent homicide in the 2001 death of a Phoenix firefighter.

The jury also found Christopher Benitez guilty of two counts of arson for lighting a fire that consumed a supermarket.

Firefighter Bret Tarver, who responded to the blaze, died of burns and smoke inhalation after becoming tangled in debris inside the burning market.

Benitez will be sentenced June 3.

Read more HERE. Read the complete fatality report on the incident HERE (PDF).

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