Maryland Man Acquitted of Arson Charges

March 24, 2010

A man accused of setting fire to a house he owned has been acquitted of all charges.

A jury acquitted 49-year-old Stephen Swanhart of Westminster on Monday.

Swanhart had been accused of setting fire to his home on Neudecker Road on Aug. 23, 2008.

Defense attorney Paul Capriolo says Swanhart was happy and relieved by the verdict.

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