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Hearing held Monday for murder, arson suspect

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The Ponsford-area man accused of setting the Dec. 29 house fire that led to the death of his girlfriend appeared in Becker County District Court Monday afternoon.


Charles James Jones, 48, has been charged with two counts of second degree murder and one count of first degree arson.

He allegedly started a fire at the home he shared with 35-year-old Sholanda Clark, while knowing that she was still inside. Clark’s remains were found inside the burned out building.

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