- Associated Press - Friday, December 11, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge has rejected a request for lower bond from the woman charged with starting a fire that killed two Kansas City firefighters.

An attorney for Thu Hong Nguyen asked that her $2 million cash bond be reduced to $100,000. Jackson County Associate Circuit Judge Jalilah Otto denied the request Friday.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/1Y3bUty ) Fire Chief Paul Berardi testified against the bond reduction on behalf of the department and the families the two fallen firefighters.

Hong Nguyen is accused of setting the fire in a nail salon she owned on the ground floor of a building that housed businesses and apartments. Prosecutors say she was seeking insurance money.

She has pleaded not guilty to first-degree arson and two counts of second-degree murder filed after the October fire.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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