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2 plead not guilty by reason of insanity in arson

Two of the three suspects charged in a fatal house fire on Fostoria’s South Poplar Street last month said they were not in sound mental states when they committed the criminal act.

Shey L. Weiker, 31, and Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, both of 151 Taft Blvd., each entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday morning for their roles in a May 26 arson that killed two and injured one in the 600 block of South Poplar Street.

The two, along with Timothy D. Hall, 20, 126 Findlay St., were indicted in Seneca County last week on charges stemming from the Memorial Day blaze that took the lives of Daniel Marker Jr., 48, and Tara Lynn Vance, 44, and injured Dana Weatherall, 49, at 614 S. Poplar St.

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