December 15, 2011
By LYNNE TUOHY
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Lawyers for a former New Hampshire man charged with setting a house fire that killed four members of a family nearly 23 years ago want bail set in his case.
David McLeod, 55, has been held without bail since his arrest June 30, 2010. He is charged with four counts of second-degree murder after fire swept through a Keene apartment building in January of 1989, killing a husband and wife and their two young daughters. McLeod's ex-girlfriend lived in the building.
Prosecutors were dealt a major setback in July, when a Superior Court judge barred expert testimony by fire investigators because their conclusions the fire was set were based in part on statements by a woman who has since died.
The bail request will be argued Friday morning in Manchester.
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