Two People Charged for Role in Deadly Fire

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HAZLETON -- Two people were arrested Wednesday evening for a murder in Hazleton last year.

Police say Thomas McQueen, 65,  and Alice Reimiller, 53,  torched a building that resulted in one man's death.

The two were arraigned Wednesday night. The pair are charged with second degree murder, arson, and other related charges.

The fire back in March ripped through a rooming house on East Mine Street.

Police say McQueen and Reimiller are responsible for the death of Gordon Wanser who died from breathing in too much smoke.

Investigators said McQueen lit a box and threw it at Reimiller, torching their room and eventually the entire building.

The two are locked up without bail. They are due back in court on August 9.


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