- Associated Press - Monday, January 25, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A woman has pleaded not guilty to six charges related to the deaths of two Kansas City firefighters.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/1Pwle5h ) Thu Hong Nguyen’s attorney entered the pleas Monday on her behalf. She is charged with two counts of second-degree murder, arson, causing catastrophe and two counts of second-degree assault.

Prosecutors allege Nguyen set fire in a nail salon on Oct. 12. An investigator said in an affidavit that Nguyen owned the nail salon, while her attorney said she worked there.

The blaze spread to a building housing several businesses and apartments. Firefighters Larry Leggio and John Mesh died when a wall collapsed on them. Two other firefighters were injured.

Five businesses and 26 apartment residents were displaced.

Nguyen is being held on $2 million cash bond.


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

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