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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Setting Fatal Fire

Posted October 18, 2007
Updated October 19, 2007

— A man facing murder charges pleaded not guilty Thursday to setting a fire that killed his landlord at a home in Holly Springs in February.

James Brewington Jr., 34, was arraigned on first-degree murder charges stemming from the Feb. 11 fire. His next court date was set for Nov. 5.

Authorities said Brewington set an overnight fire at a house on Sunset Lake Road and Holly Springs Road, killing James Baggett.

Brewington rented from the home, which Baggett owned.


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