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Jury gets case of 1989 NH fire that killed 4

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KEENE, N.H. (AP) - A jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a man accused of setting a fire that killed four members of a Keene family nearly 25 years ago.

David McLeod was arrested in 2010 and charged with four counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Carl and Lori Hina, their 4-month-old daughter, Lillian, and Carl Hina's 12-year-old daughter, Sara.

Assistant Attorney General Janice Rundles told the jury during closing arguments Tuesday that McLeod talked about burning the house down months before. She says he threatened to burn the house down three weeks before the fire, told three people he was going to do it, and took credit for it until he learned the Hinas had died.

Defense attorney Caroline Smith said the case was thoroughly investigated in 1989. She says there's been no new DNA or fingerprint evidence, or new witnesses.

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