Man convicted of burning own home

Posted: Friday, July 31, 2009

GIRDWOOD - The Anchorage district attorney says a Girdwood man who burned down his own house, hoping to collect $95,000 in insurance money, has been convicted of arson and fraud.

Prosecutors said 62-year-old William Halliday faces more than six years in prison when he is sentenced.

The insurance company refused to pay his claim for damages from the September 2007 fire.

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