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Feds take over fatal Schenectady fire case

Death penalty possible in alleged arson

From left, Michael Dolder, Elizabeth Dolder and Shirley Amour, relatives of fire victim David Terry, react outside the appearance of arson suspect Robert Butler in Schenectady City Court on Tuesday.
From left, Michael Dolder, Elizabeth Dolder and Shirley Amour, relatives of fire victim David Terry, react outside the appearance of arson suspect Robert Butler in Schenectady City Court on Tuesday.
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Federal prosecutors Tuesday formally took over the case against the man accused of setting the fire last month that killed a father and three children. With the decision to take the case federally also comes the possibility that prosecutors might seek the death penalty against accused arsonist Robert Butler, though no formal decision to seek that was announced. Also, with the federal prosecution comes a court filing that sheds more light on the case against ...


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RETDKC
June 5, 2013
5:37 p.m.

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I am praying for full healing of all her injuries, physical and emotional. I also hope that the man responsible for this DOES get the death penalty.

wmarincic
June 5, 2013
5:38 p.m.

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And all three should be charged, they had the ability to stop it or at least warn the victims.

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