Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Woman found not guilty in Fathers Day arson

From the NY Post:

The Queens woman accused of killing her boyfriend by setting him ablaze was found not guilty this afternoon after the jury bought her claims that she did not start the fire.

Agnes Bermudez, 50, was accused of killing ex-lover William Salazar in a jealous rage, along with three upstairs neighbors who died in the horrific 2008 Father's Day blaze.

Bermudez, who dropped her head in relief and smiled at the reading of the verdict, was acquitted on all counts, which included manslaughter and murder by arson.

Prosecutors charged that Bermudez, in a jealous rage, doused Salazar with carpet-cleaning solution before setting him on fire.

She testified that she was the victim and that Salazar had set her ablaze.

A juror, Christopher Siess, said after wards that the panel were all in agreement.

"There was nothing conclusive," he said. 'It was just hearsay -- too many doubts."

The just foreperson, Julie Loyola, added, "We were all on the same page."


Anonymous said...

Morons! Do they think it was suicide?

Queens Crapper said...

No they think he set her on fire.