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Second suspect arrested in December arson

Thu., March 6, 2014, 6:51 p.m.

A second person has been charged with first-degree arson in connection with a fire at a home in northeast Spokane on Dec. 1.

Jamie M. Burdeau, 24, is being held in the Spokane County Jail on $15,000 bond in the fire in the 2500 block of North Columbus Street. According to court documents, Burdeau is suspected of helping David L. Morse, 31, pour gasoline on a window sill of the home and set it on fire.

Morse was reportedly dating a woman staying in the home but had been kicked out after he assaulted her, documents say. He set the fire when other residents refused to let him see the woman and he became angry, the documents say.

Morse was arrested Jan. 30 and is still in jail in lieu of $50,000 bond on charges of first-degree arson and possession of a controlled substance.

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