Metro-East man accused of trying to set neighbor on fire

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 10 at 8:51 AM

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- A southwestern Illinois man is jailed on $500,000 bond and is accused of trying to kill a woman by throwing gasoline onto her and igniting it.

The (Alton) Telegraph reports that 34-year-old Michael Euler of Bethalto is charged in Madison County with attempted first-degree murder.

Police say no one was injured, but no other details about the alleged attack or how the woman managed to escape have been released.

A spokeswoman for the Madison County State’s Attorney says it’s unclear why Euler allegedly tried to kill the woman, saying only that “he was agitated.”

Euler does not have a listed home telephone number, and online court records don’t show whether he has an attorney.

 

 

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