Ohio Homeowner Charged With Arson, Murder Of Firefighter

 Wednesday, December 14, 2016


The man accused of setting a fire that killed a Hamilton firefighter tried to collect on an insurance policy that was set to expire just days after the fire started. Lester Parker, 66, faces charges of murder and aggravated arson in connection to a fire in his Prater Avenue home that claimed the life of firefighter Patrick Wolterman. Police said the fire started just a few hours before he and his wife left for a trip to Las Vegas. Lester and Bertha Parker took out an insurance policy on the house from the Cincinnati Insurance Company almost exactly one year before the fire.
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