Former firefighter rejects plea deal in North Tonawanda arson case

Posted at 12:17 PM, Feb 15, 2017

The man accused of setting a volunteer firefighter's house on fire in August says he is "not interested" in a plea offer from prosecutors, according to the Niagara Gazette.

The Niagara Gazette article says Matthew Juradowas given two weeks to decide if he would plead guilty to attempted second-degree arson.

Jurado is currently charged with second-degree arson for setting North Tonawanda volunteer firefighter Kenneth Walker's home on fire.

Deputy District Attorney Doreen Hoffman says once the evidentiary hearing takes place, no plea will be offered.