That’s what they are charging.
TOLEDO – Firefighters packed a courtroom Monday morning as a man faced criminal charges for the deaths of two Toledo firefighters.
61-year-old Ray Abou-Arab wore a bullet-proof vest as he faced a judge inside Toledo Municipal Court.
The north Toledo building owner was charged with two counts of arson and aggravated murder for two Toledo firefighters killed in an apartment building fire Sunday, January 26.
Pvt. Stephen Machcinski and Pvt. James Dickman died while trying to put out the fire at 528 Magnolia St.
The defense has asked to keep the crime scene under watch until Wednesday, while it gathers more evidence in the case.
Abou-Arab’s bond has been set at $5 million with no 10 percent. He is scheduled for another preliminary hearing Wednesday at 9 a.m.