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Arson suspects arraigned, victims identified

The three suspects accused of starting a fatal house fire in Fostoria appeared before a judge today on arson and murder charges.
Shey L. Weiker, 31, and Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, both of 151 Taft Blvd., and Timothy D. Hall, 20, of 126 Findlay St., appeared this morning before Judge Mark Repp for arraignment in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court.
The trio is accused of starting a fire at 614 S. Poplar St. early Monday morning. The blaze killed a man and a woman, and injured another woman.
City officials on Tuesday identified those who died as Daniel Marker Jr., 48, who lived in the house, and Tara Lynn Vance, 44. The injured woman was identified as Dana Weatherall, 49.
Police said Weiker is charged with four counts of aggravated arson, two counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted aggravated murder and one count of tampering with evidence. During the arraignment, her bond was set at $2 million with 10 percent allowed. She is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. June 3, a court representative said.
Schaeffer is charged with four counts of complicity to commit aggravated arson, two counts of complicity to commit aggravated murder, and one count of complicity to commit attempted aggravated murder, police said.
Repp set Schaeffer’s bond at $1.5 million with 10 percent allowed. The court representative said he will appear for a preliminary hearing at 11:30 a.m. June 3.
Police said Hall faces four counts of complicity to commit aggravated arson, two counts of complicity to commit aggravated murder, one count of complicity to commit attempted aggravated murder, and one count of complicity to tampering with evidence.
Hall is being held on a $2 million bond with 10 percent allowed, the court representative said. His hearing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. June 3.

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