George Town man denies double arson attack

| 16/04/2012

fire_1.JPG(CNS): A 30-year-old George Town man has denied attempted to endanger four people’s lives during a double arson attack last year. Sven Connor pleaded not guilty on Friday morning to two counts of arson charged against him in the Grand Court. Connor is accused of trying to setting fire to a house on Fairlawn Road in the Fairbanks area of George Town. The crown claims that on the night of 15 December last year Connor set fire to the air-conditioning unit at the home of Theresa Brown and Eric Russell a mother of four endangering their lives. Connor is accused of then setting fire to Brown’s mother’s house on the same property later the same night after she moved there as a result of the first fire.

Connor faces charges of endangering the lives of four people as well as intending to damage the property by fire. Police confirmed at the time that despite the double arson attack no one was hurt in either fire.

After Connor submitted his not guilty pleas to both the charges he was remanded in custody to Northward Prison until 27 April when he will return to court for a trial date to be set. Connor was represented by defense attorney John Furnis

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