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Missouri man accused of setting fire that left man dead

WESTON, Mo. (AP)- A Missouri man has been accused of setting a house fire that left a man dead, officials said Monday.

A news release from the Platte County prosecutor says 24-year-old Anthony Fleming of Weston, Missouri was charged with murder and arson related to the Sunday morning fire in the Kansas City suburb of Weston.

The blaze reportedly killed 60-year-old Timothy Darby.

Fleming allegedly set the home on fire between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Sunday.

He was found in a wooded area about a mile away.

The charging documents say Fleming had tried to hide from authorities using a wall of sticks and tree limbs.

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