SANDPOINT, Idaho -- A northern Idaho landlord accused of trying to tear down a house while his tenants were still inside will stand trial Oct. 25.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 56-year-old Paul Fagerlie Finman faces three counts of aggravated assault in Bonner County. He has pleaded not guilty to charges that he used a tractor to dismantle the house last October while a woman and her two children were inside.
No one was injured.
Finman claims the family had been evicted and he didn't know anyone was in the house when he started tearing it down on Oct. 8, 2010. But a judge two weeks ago denied a motion seeking to dismiss
the case, noting that an eviction order gave the family until Oct. 31, 2010 to leave.