Guilty Verdict Reached For Fatal Fire 13 Nov 13

A Redwood Falls man accused of starting a fatal fire at an apartment complex last January was found guilty of 12 of the 13 counts against him on Tuesday. The jury trial of 48-year-old Peter William Warren started last week with him facing multiple counts of attempted murder, manslaughter and arson. Warren was accused of starting the fire at the Lakeside Manor Apartment Complex in Redwood Falls that caused the death of 72-year-old Gene Gilland and displaced about 52 residents. The state fire marshal determined that the fire was intentionally set in a storage closet, and Warren was reportedly seen on surveillance footage entering the area near the closet shortly before smoke filled the room. A sentencing date has not been set at this time.