Man found guilty of setting fire to St. Louis high-rise apartment building

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 27 at 5:48 PM

3853 Lindell Blvd.

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(KMOV.com) --  A 51-year-old St. Louis faces sentencing for setting a 2011 fire at a St. Louis high-rise apartment building that put a person on life support.

Michael Grimes on Thursday was found guilty of first-degree arson, first-degree burglary and third-degree assault.

On Aug. 4, 2011, Grimes broke into his ex-boyfriend’s apartment in the 3800 block of Lindell and acted like he was going to shoot up the place.

He returned later that evening and set fire to the apartment. A neighbor living in the building was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and remained on life support for four days.

A sentencing hearing for Grimes is scheduled for Aug. 9.

 

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