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Arrest Made in Deadly Schenectady Fire

Arrest Made in Deadly Schenectady Fire

Robert ButlerA Saratoga Springs man is under arrest and facing a charge of arson stemming from Thursday's deadly fire in Schenectady, police said.

Robert Butler, 27, is now accused of setting the fire on Hulett Street that killed David Terry, 32, and three of his children: 3-year-old Layah, 2-year-old Michael and 11-month-old Donovan. The surviving child, Sa'fyre, is in critical condition at the Westchester Burn Center. Detectives say Butler knew the family, but aren't releasing any more information on the relationship.

Butler was arraigned Friday morning.


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