- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal judge will toss fire investigators’ four-hour-long interview with an electrician charged with setting an unfinished Salt Lake City apartment building on fire.

However, U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart will allow a second interview. After he was booked into jail, 34-year-old Dustin Bowman acknowledged he started the fire by igniting cardboard and tossing it into a bathtub leaning against a wood wall.

Court documents say Bowman went to the site where he worked to smoke spice, a synthetic form of marijuana.

No one was inside or injured in the nighttime fire, which caused an estimated $6 million in damage. Flames from the 40-foot-tall building could be seen for miles and drew hundreds of onlookers.

Stewart ruled Bowman was not fully informed of his Miranda rights before the first interview.



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