Homeowner Charged With Fraud, Arson, Second-Degree Murder

 Friday, July 24, 2015

 The Times Tribune

Second-degree murder, arson and fraud charges were pending Wednesday night for the owner of a home that burned Saturday, a fire that investigators say killed his brother. Diomedes Ceballos, whose age and address were not available Wednesday, was to be charged in connection with the fire at a home on 12th Avenue’s 300 block, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Diomedes Ceballos agreed to pay his brother, Aurelio Ceballos, $5,000 to set fire to the home in an effort to collect insurance money, the affidavit says.
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