Woman Arrested On Arson Charge After Potsdam Fire
A former SUNY Canton student is accused of deliberately setting fire to a Potsdam apartment building last month.
"There seem to be a lot of reasons that the suspect did what she did, including pressures at school and some other personal factors and reasons," Potsdam Police Lt. Mark Murray said.
"A lot of credit goes to the occupants that realized the situation and promptly got the rest of the residents out of the house," Murray said.
"That's something I've got to look at," said defense attorney Peter Dumas. "I've got to turn over every stone to responsibly defend her and that's what we're going to do, plus if she needs the help, she's got to get it."
Friday, January 30, 2015, Watertown, NY
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