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Plea ends trial in Salem blast that killed six

Man to serve 1 to 3 for causing explosion

Investigators work at the scene of an explosion that killed six people in Salem in July 2011.
Investigators work at the scene of an explosion that killed six people in Salem in July 2011.
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The man on trial for a house explosion in the town of Salem that killed six people, including his girlfriend, gave up his defense Thursday in Washington County Court. Steven McComsey, 33, a survivor of the July 13, 2011, explosion, agreed to a plea deal that requires him to serve 1 to 3 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 13. According to Washington County District Attorney Kevin C. Kortright, McComsey agreed ...


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