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Ohio teen enters insanity plea in house fire case

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HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - A 16-year-old southwest Ohio boy accused of tying his parents' bedroom doors shut while they were inside and setting the house on fire has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

He's charged as an adult with attempted aggravated murder and aggravated arson for the October fire in Liberty Township, north of Cincinnati. Defense attorney Brad Kraemer says the plea was entered Wednesday in Butler County.

The judge ordered a psychological evaluation and set a March 5 hearing.

Deputies say the father injured his leg jumping out of a window, and his wife was rescued by fire crews and treated for smoke inhalation.

Authorities say the teen apparently was upset that his laptop computer was taken away. The Associated Press isn't identifying him or his family because of his age.

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