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Kansas man to stand trial in woman's death by fire


December 6, 2018

COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who is accused of fatally burning a woman and injuring two police officers has been ordered to stand trial.

The Joplin Globe reports that the preliminary trial for 50-year-old Harvey Raymond Ortberg, of Baxter Springs, ended Tuesday with a judge finding sufficient evidence for him to be tried on a first-degree murder charge and six other felonies.

Body camera video showed two officers running inside 65-year-old Sharon Horn' trailer, where Horn's 15-year-old granddaughter was crying.

The officers entered the bathroom, where Ortberg was seen with a gas can...

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