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Jury finds 2 suspects guilty of arson, firefighter murder

Lester Parker and Billy Tucker were sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of setting Parker’s home on fire for insurance money


By FireRescue1 Staff

HAMILTON, Ohio — Two men were sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of arson and murder in a firefighter’s death.

WCPO reported that Lester Parker and his nephew Billy Tucker were found guilty after prosecutors claimed they set Parker’s house on fire so he could collect insurance money, resulting in the death of firefighter Patrick Wolterman.

The jury deliberated on the case after seven days of proceedings, including testimony from Lester’s daughter, who said Lester began moving items out of his house before the fire.

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