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Former firefighter rejects plea deal in North Tonawanda arson case

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 12:17:19-05

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 Jurado was 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.