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Man Convicted Of Setting Fire To Ex-Wife's Home

Story By: Brigitte Coles



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  Original Published: 4/3/2014

A Mansfield man has been found guilty of setting his ex-wife's home on fire with their children inside.

Samuel Davis, 43, was found guilty of aggravated arson, two counts of endangering children and one count of criminal damaging Wednesday in Richland County Common Pleas Court following a three-day trial. Davis faces 11 years in prison when he's sentence on April 7.

On Oct. 14, 2013, Davis set a fire on the kitchen stove at ex-wife's home in the 800 block of Danwood Road and left the scene.

Their 13-year-old and 9 year-old daughters were asleep inside the home when the fire began. The girls awoke to the smell of smoke and made it out the home safely running to a neighbors home for help.

 Authorities found Davis a short time later asleep inside a home in Landing at Walker Lake in Landings Court.

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