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Man accepts $100 to burn down Jeff Co. home, police say

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Justin Howard, 32, faces charges including arson, endangering a child and violating a protection order. By Daniel Fredman Justin Howard, 32, faces charges including arson, endangering a child and violating a protection order. By Daniel Fredman

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A De Soto man is charged in a plot to burn down a Jefferson County home with people inside it.

Justin Howard, 32, faces charges including arson, endangering a child and violating a protection order.

According to court documents Howard was paid $100 to set fire to a De Soto home when he knew people were inside, including a child.
 
Police say that when it didn't spark, Howard tried again by pouring lighter fluid on a pile of clothes and setting them on fire.

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