6/4/14 – 5:06 A.M.
A court hearing for the suspects accused of setting a fatal fire in Fostoria shed more light on what may have led up to the incident. The Courier reports Fostoria Police Detective Shilo Frankart testified in the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Tuesday. He said 31-year-old Shey Weiker threw a lit railroad flare into a home at 614 South Poplar Street because she believed the owner of the house had raped her son. 48-year-old Danny Marker Jr. was killed in the fire along with 44-year-old Tara Lynn Vance. 49-year-old Dana Weatherall is still in a Toledo Hospital being treated for burns.
Frankart said police were investigating the alleged rape.
Weiker is charged with two counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted aggravated murder. She also faces four counts of aggravated arson and one count of tampering with evidence.
Weiker and her alleged accomplices all requested their bonds be reduced, and were all denied. 44-year-old Charles Schaeffer and 20-year-old Timothy Hall are also facing charges in the case.
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