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Trial begins today in 2010 arson case

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 2:12pm

Nacogdoches, TX — The arson and criminal mischief trial for Steven Lynn Skidmore began this morning after a jury was selected last week.

Skidmore allegedly set fire to a woman’s home in December 2010.

His case had been set for jury selection earlier this year, but a re-indictment in January adding a second count of criminal mischief was done, pushing the trial date.

Assistant District Attorney Lauren Gaston declined to comment on the re-indictment, withholding comment on the case until it is completed.

According to the most recent indictment, Skidmore is charged in count one with arson after starting a fire at a home located in the 10100 block of FM 1878, with intent to destroy the home and the property inside.

Read more from the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel here.

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