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Abou-Arab's attorneys seek to withdraw death penalty specification

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Attorneys for the man charged with setting a fire that killed two Toledo firefighters, are fighting to get a death penalty sentence specification off the table.

New court documents filed by Ray Abou-Arab's attorneys show not only are they working to get the death penalty specifications thrown out, they claim the prosecution doesn't have enough evidence in the case.

Abou-Arab is charged with multiple counts of aggravated arson and aggravated murder linked to the death of two Toledo Firefighters.

The new documents shown Abou-Arab's attorneys argue the prosecutors have not shown enough evidence to prove Abou-Arab meant to kill anyone.

Abou-Arab allegedly set an apartment building he owned on Magnolia Street on fire. Two firefighters, Jamie Dickman and Steve Machinski died while responding to the call.

 If convicted, Abou-Arab could be sentenced to death.

Court documents show the deadline to file pre-trial motions is extended until July 1st.

Stick with 13abc and 13abc.com for more details on this developing story.
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