Jury Deliberating in Fort Collins Penny Flats Arson Trial
Jurors have begun deliberating the case of a beekeeper accused of setting a fire in Fort Collins. A decision could be made by the jurors as soon as today.
Lawyers gave their closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of Benjamin Gilmore. He is charged with seven felony counts including attempted first-degree murder and arson following a fire that burned a building under construction and spread to a condominium complex in October. The fire caused $10 million in damage.
Investigators say Gilmore’s watch was at the crime scene and that Gilmore had injuries including burns on his hands.
Gilmore maintains he was beekeeping alone when the fire was set.
The Coloradoan reports he testified last week that he learned of the blaze from a fellow follower of the Occupy movement.
Information is from: Fort Collins Coloradoan