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Men Acquitted in Fire That Caused Death of Homeless Woman at Abandoned Boston Home

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    1 Dead in Roxbury Blaze

    One person died Saturday following a three alarm fire at a home in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood. (Published Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016)

    A jury has acquitted two men who had been charged with setting a fire at an abandoned home in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood that killed a homeless woman.

    The Boston Globe reports that 46-year-old Marcus Dozier and 44-year-old Kenneth Ford were found not guilty on Monday of arson and second-degree murder in connection to the death of 29-year-old Michelle Trentor.

    Trentor and another man were sleeping in the house that caught fire under suspicious circumstances on Nov. 5, 2016.

    Prosecutors argued that Dozier and Ford set fire to the house while Trentor and the man slept. The man escaped by jumping from a second-floor window.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Authorities say Dozier and Ford also lived in the building.

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