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Appeal denied for Arizona businessman convicted of trying to kill customers with chemicals
December 26th, 2017 by Kevin Reagan - Casa Grande Dispatch
TUCSON — The Arizona Court of Appeals recently denied a Tucson businessman’s argument that there was insufficient evidence to convict him of trying to murder two of his customers.
Ex-business owner sentenced in state court to 10 years for chemical attack
June 13th, 2016 by Curt Prendergast / Photo Credit: A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star
Northwest Fire District’s Hazmat Team on August 2, 2009, where noxious fumes from chemicals left on the ground. Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies found several inches of liquid in front of the yard and observed what may have been chlorine tablets. The reaction created a large cloud of gas over the area.
More testimony in Todd Fries case
March 18, 2016 - KVOA.com - News 4 Tucson Staff
More testimony Thursday against a Tucson man prosecutors say targeted customers with a chemical weapon.
TUCSON – On March 1, 2013, Todd Russell Fries, aka Todd Burns, age 49, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to 151 months in the Bureau of Prisons. Fries was found guilty by a federal jury on October 5, 2012, of unlawful possession and use of a chemical weapon and providing false information to the FBI.
Burns Power Washing owner convicted of second charge
December 6, 2013 - Patrick McNamara - AZ Daily Star
A Tucson business owner convicted of detonating a chemical bomb in retaliation over a disputed bill was sentenced in a related federal case on Friday in U.S. District Court.
Tucson contractor attacked home with chemicals over unpaid bill
October 12, 2012 -John M. Glionna - Los Angeles Times
In a case that U.S. prosecutors said started with a disputed $200 bill, a Tucson contractor has been convicted of a chemical attack on a customer's house--and is accused of leaving feces, dead woodpeckers and graffiti behind too.
Tucson Man Arrested in Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack
May 14, 2011 - Dean Schabner - ABC News
A Tucson, Ariz., man is facing federal charges for allegedly unleashing a chemical weapons attack on a couple.
"My wife's scared of her life"
August 4, 2009 - Dave Perry - The Explorer
Myles and Karen Levine were at their Northwest home Tuesday morning, three days after someone sprayed graffiti – including a form of Swastika – sealed two of their doors with a hardening spray foam, and used chlorine tablets and another, as-yet unidentified chemical to create eye-burning fumes that prompted nearby evacuations.