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Details emerge about man arrested for fire that killed Toledo firefighters


Ray A

bou

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rab is in police custody
Friday night facing charges of aggravated murder and aggravated arson in the deaths of Toledo firefighters Stephen Machinski and James Dickman.


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ccording to
Toledo municipal court records, both firefighters died while battling a blaze Sunday afternoon inside a building owned Abou-Arab.


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ore details insid

e

court documents report the 61 year old allegedly entered this garage on
Magnolia Street where he remained for over a minute, then left and entered a store front on the other side of the building.


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ourt records state a occupant inside a rear apartment next to the garage noticed the wall structure on fire and called 911.

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ll that's left now is a burnt building surrounded by barricades and crime scene tape.


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ccording to police

, Abou-



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rab is suspected in using an ignitable liquid inside the garage that resulted in
Sundays fatal fire.


WNWO dug into Abou-Arab's past history with the law. On the Toledo clerk of court's website, a long list greets you with offenses Arab was charged with.


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hey include

, 3 counts of unauthorized use of computer equipment in 2005. He was found guilty on two of the charges. Also in the list is a guilty charge for illegal use of food stamps or WIC program benefits in 2011.


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court date for

Abou-A

rab hasn't been announced.

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