Man indicted for deadly fire at Toledo group home pleas not guilty
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A Lucas County man who was indicted on Aug. 24 for starting a fire at a Toledo group home has entered a not-guilty plea.
A Lucas County grand jury indicted Devon Hall, 48, on multiple charges including Aggravated Murder, two counts of Murder, and two counts of Aggravated Arson in the death of Ronda Scott, 32.
On Aug. 30, Hall entered a not guilty plea. Trial for Hall is scheduled for Oct. 3 at 9 a.m.
Police allege Hall used gasoline to set the home on fire and it was caught on surveillance footage. Witnesses also corroborated that claim, police said. U.S. Marshals arrested Hall on Parkwood near Floyd last week. He is being held on a $1 million bond.
First responders found Scott in the bedroom of a burning home in the 1100 block of Klondike on August 10. An autopsy report from the Lucas County Coroner’s Office found the victim’s death to be caused by thermal burn injuries and smoke inhalation, with blunt force injuries as an additional contributing condition. The office ruled her death a homicide.
Family members tell 13 Action News the house was operating as a group home. Scott, who they say is developmentally disabled, was staying at the group home. We’ve reached out to the caregivers and have not heard back.
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