Arsonist Rickie Lee Fowler, Sentenced to Death in 2003 Old Fire Arson Murder Trial
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A jury Friday recommended death for Rickie Lee Fowler, an arsonist convicted of murder in the deaths of five men who suffered heart attacks after the 2003 Old Fire evacuation in the foothills above San Bernardino.
Rickie Lee Fowler appears for trial , July 9, 2012, at the San Bernardino Superior Court House
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Wikipedia Snip(2): In 2009, Rickie Lee Fowler was charged with igniting the Old Fire. Authorities believed that he was a passenger in a vehicle that was seen leaving the area where the fire started; the driver of the van, Martin David Valdez, Jr., died of a gunshot wound in 2006. A grand jury indicted Fowler October 19, 2009, with one count of arson of an inhabited structure, one count of aggravated arson, and five counts of murder.
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