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Man facing capital murder charges linked to firefighter deaths

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Ray Abou-Arab is facing 13 charges allegedly setting his building on fire and ultimately causing the death of two Toledo firefighters. He is set to face arraignment on all of the charges Tuesday morning in Lucas County Common Pleas court.

A grand jury reviewed the case and Abou-Arab, a local business owner, is now facing two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, eight counts of arson and one count of tampering with evidence.

He is currently being held in the Lucas County jail on $5 million bond.

Prosecutors say that due to the details of the case they plan on pursing the death penalty. Investigators say Abou-Arab set fire to the apartment building while tenants were still inside.

Firefighters Steve Machcinski and Jamie Dickman were both killed while fighting the fire at a small apartment building connected to the Huron market on Magnolia Street in Toledo.

 

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