- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A man charged with arson is asking a judge to throw out statements he made to police after the blaze because they were made in violation of his constitutional rights.

The 34-year-old Dustin Bowman is charged with arson in a Feb. 9 fire at a downtown Salt Lake City apartment complex that caused $6 million in damage. Nobody was inside the building, and no one was hurt.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Court records show his attorneys filed a motion this week saying investigators violated Bowman’s Fifth Amendment right during interviews on Feb. 14-15.

Prosecutors say Bowman acknowledged setting the fire, saying he only wanted to start a small blaze.

A hearing to discuss the request has been set for May 14 at a federal court in Salt Lake City.

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