Case advances against woman charged in apartment fire that injured 8 in suburban Denver


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DENVER — A judge says there is enough evidence against a woman accused of starting a fire that injured eight people in a suburban Denver apartment building for the case to go to trial.

The Denver Post reports ( ) the ruling was handed down Wednesday during 23-year-old Naomi Almodovar's preliminary hearing. Almodovar faces 37 counts of attempted murder and numerous counts of assault and arson for the June 23 fire in Centennial.

Sheriff's Detective Karl Ditus testified Tuesday that Almodovar was angered by the breakup with a woman she had a relationship with and plotted the fire to exact revenge against the woman and her new boyfriend.

The fire, which gutted several units, caused more than $1 million in damage and injured several people who jumped from second- and third-story apartments.

Information from: The Denver Post,

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