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Accused Arsonist of Amwell Home to be Arraigned

Curtis Westover to appear in State Superior Court on second-degree aggravated arson charges.

A Hillsborough man accused of setting fire to a historic Amwell Road home last month will be arraigned Friday afternoon.

Curtis Westover, 69, of Zion Road, will be arraigned on for the fire that .

Westover wil appear with his public defender, Chanal Hudson, before State Superior Court Judge Julie Marino at 1:30 p.m.

John Lazorchak, who owned the structure, had unsuccessfully tried to demolish the building to . The home has since been demolished, but the .

Westover was arrested on March 24 and released after posting 10 percent of his $50,000 bail.

Shortly after being released, Westover appeared before the Township Committee, after his was dismissed earlier this year.

Westover claimed in the suit, filed in June 2011, that the board acted arbitrarily in ruling that it had no jurisdiction on his application for a subdivision on his Zion Road property, which houses .

Susan Bond April 14, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Where are all the Lazorchak supporters? Will we ever know WHY Westover did it? Does it have anything to do with his OWN problems with the board and committee? Is he also responsible for the fire on his OWN property? So many questions... so few REAL answers.

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