July 25, 2011
NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) - Attorneys are in a Newport, N.H., court for pretrial hearings for the man charged with setting a fire that killed a family of four in Keene 22 years ago.
David McLeod, 54, is charged with four counts of 2nd-degree murder in the deaths of newlyweds Carl and Lori Hina, their 4-month-old daughter and Hina's 12-year-old daughter.
New Hampshire's cold case squad reopened the investigation into the 1989 fire at the Keene apartment building where the family lived. Residents of the house told police at the time McLeod bragged about torching the building.
McLeod was arrested a year ago at his home in West Sacramento, Calif., where he has lived most of his life since the fire.
McLeod is scheduled to go on trial in October.
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