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Published January 18, 2013, 05:39 PM

Woman Convicted in Arson Case Seeks New Trial

A woman convicted of setting multiple fires at her rural Barnesville farm is seeking a new trial.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

A woman convicted of setting multiple fires at her rural Barnesville farm is seeking a new trial.

A jury last spring found Tara Andvik guilty of setting the fires at her own farm. The 35-year-old is serving out her sentence in Shakopee. According to court documents, a twin cities lawyer representing Andvik is seeking a new trial, alleging her husband Matt Andvik or a neighbor had motive and opportunity to set those fires despite Tara's confession to the arson fires. The appeal also claims ineffective counsel and pre-publicity of the case.

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