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Teen charged in Spokane with attempted murder

SPOKANE, Wash. - A 16-year-old boy accused of setting a homeless man on fire has been charged in Spokane with attempted murder.

Prosecutors say John C. Palmer dragged Peter Krueger's blanket into a campfire because the man had taken his money without buying him beer as promised.

The Spokesman-Review reports Krueger suffered burns May 4 on his face and hands.

Palmer was arrested Monday and is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center on $250,000 bond.

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