Jury Trial Begins for Man Accused of Setting House on Fire

By KBJR News 1

Jury Trial Begins for Man Accused of Setting House on Fire

August 8, 2012 Updated Aug 8, 2012 at 12:58 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Jury trial has begun for the owner of a concrete business in Duluth who is accused of setting a house on fire back in December.

35 year old Adam Seavey was charged with 1st degree arson after he allegedly doused the front steps of a house in gasoline and set it on fire.

According to the Duluth News Tribune, Seavey is accused of threatening one of his clients and setting his house on fire because the client refused to pay Seavey for the retaining wall he built for the detached garage in the client's backyard.

Back on December 16th, police were called to the 10 block of East 8th Street in Duluth to the report of a fire on the front steps of a house.

Witnesses on the scene say they saw a male walk up to the front of the house with a container of flammable liquid, pour it on the front steps, ignite it, and then ran away.

Police were able to use video surveillance to identify Seavey.

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