Oak Park house explosion suspect to stand trial

3:44 PM, Nov 16, 2010   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento man arrested in a July 5 Oak Park house explosion that injured four firefighters will stand trial on arson, burglary and firearm charges.

Robert William Durst has been accused intentionally leaving a gas valve open inside a house on the 3800 block of 25th Avenue. Investigators also found a candle on the floor. SLIDESHOW: Oak Park house blast

Sacramento Fire Department firefighters Scott McKinney, Mike Feyh, Jeff Coats and David Storck were checking out reports of a natural gas odor at the residence when something exploded inside. The firefighters suffered burns.

Sacramento police said Durst had been embroiled in an ongoing dispute with the owner of the house over payment for a construction project in 2009.


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