Trial date pushed back for Pleasant Prairie man accused of attempted homicide in arson fire

  • Source: Kenosha News
  • Published: 03/21/2019 01:45 AM

The trial is being pushed back for a former firefighter accused of trying to kill his aunt in a series of arson fires. Keith Kauppi, 30, of Pleasant Prairie, is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree homicide. He is accused of setting fire to the couch where his 70-year-old aunt was sleeping at his parent’s Pleasant Prairie home in June 2017. That aunt was initially charged with arson after an investigation by Pleasant Prairie Police. But within days of the Pleasant Prairie fire, authorities in Illinois charged Kauppi with setting fire to two different homes in Illinois where the same aunt had been living in 2016 and 2017. Investigators there allege Kauppi had been stealing money from his aunt and set the fires to cover that up.


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