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Two charged in $1.5M arson case

There will be an awful lot of evidence to sift through in the next couple of weeks following a court appearance of two men charged with the arson of Kawartha Home and Property in 2012.

Lawyer Jeff Ayotte is expected to represent Jamie Mills, 39, of Selwyn Township. Mills was charged with arson for fraudulent purpose after his business, Kawartha Home and Property, was destroyed by a blaze Nov. 17, 2012.

Danny Elson, 30, of Selwyn Township, is charged with arson causing damage to property and is expected to be represented by lawyer Trevor Burgis.

Ayotte told court last Thursday morning that hes only received about two pages of disclosure. The total amount of disclosure is about 800 pages, court heard, and is expected to be delivered to Ayotte in increments during the next 30 days.

Charges for both men were adjourned to Jan. 9.

The fire caused about $1.5 million in damage.

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