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Arson suspect in coma after second fire


This news story was published on February 10, 2013.
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MONTREAL, Feb. 9 (UPI) — A Montreal man accused of firebombing a reputed mafia kingpin’s funeral business is in a coma after a fire, his lawyer said.

Alexandre Toualy, 29, is accused of throwing an incendiary device into a funeral home complex owned by Vito Rizzuto two months after Rizzuto’s father was killed during a sustained attack on the crime family, police said.

Toualy was rescued by firefighters and later hospitalized after a kitchen fire in a Montreal apartment Jan. 27, his lawyer said. Investigators have ruled out foul play, The (Montreal) Gazette said Saturday.

Toualy’s lawyer said he was unsure when — or whether — his client would be able to return to court to face the arson charge.

Two others have been charged in the firebombing, police said.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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