Man accused of setting fire to kill mother, sister appears in court
SAGINAW, Mich. – The man accused of setting a Saginaw home on fire, with family members inside was in court Tuesday.
38-year-old Jason Desmone’s attorney asked for a competency exam for his client.
Police say Desmone started the fire, leaving his elderly mother and handicapped sister trapped last month on Wood Street.
71-year-old Adair Smithpeters and 41-year-old Melissa Schook were found badly burned.
Firefighters rescued them, but the two women later died.
Desmone is charged with six felonies including first degree murder.