Prosecutors want bail denied for Spanish Fork man accused of setting wife's clothes on fire

  • Source: KSL-TV NBC 5 Salt Lake City
  • Published: 11/28/2020 03:43 PM

Prosecutors have requested a man who allegedly set his wife's clothes on fire after finding out she was having an affair, only for the fire to spread to his house, be held without bail. Efrain Solis Mendoza, 35, of Spanish Fork, was charged Monday in 4th District Court with aggravated arson, a first-degree felony; two counts of child abuse, a class A misdemeanor; and intoxication, a class C misdemeanor. On Nov. 19, after finding out his wife was having an affair, Mendoza took his wife's clothes, put them in two trash cans and lit them on fire outside his house, underneath his children's bedrooms, according to charging documents. "Officers responded and saw the flames coming up from what was garbage cans and the house was now on fire. The plastic siding was burning," the charges state. Police officers used fire extinguishers until fire crews arrived. Four children were treated for smoke inhalation.


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