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Missouri man charged with murder, arson in deadly house fire

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WESTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been accused of setting a house fire that left a man dead, officials said Monday.

A news release from the Platte County prosecutor says 24-year-old Anthony Fleming of Weston, Missouri was charged with murder and arson related to the Sunday morning fire in the Kansas City suburb of Weston.

The Kansas City Star reports the blaze killed 60-year-old Timothy Darby.

Fleming allegedly set the home on fire between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Sunday.

He was found in a wooded area about a mile away.

The charging documents say Fleming had tried to hide from authorities using a wall of sticks and tree limbs.

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Associated Press

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