Men Acquitted in Fire That Caused Death of Homeless Woman at Abandoned Boston Home

A jury has acquitted two men who had been charged with setting a fire at an abandoned home in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood that killed a homeless woman.

The Boston Globe reports that 46-year-old Marcus Dozier and 44-year-old Kenneth Ford were found not guilty on Monday of arson and second-degree murder in connection to the death of 29-year-old Michelle Trentor.

Trentor and another man were sleeping in the house that caught fire under suspicious circumstances on Nov. 5, 2016.

Prosecutors argued that Dozier and Ford set fire to the house while Trentor and the man slept. The man escaped by jumping from a second-floor window.

Authorities say Dozier and Ford also lived in the building.

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