Bail reduction hearings set for Monday for Atlantic arson suspects

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October 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Bail reduction hearings are scheduled for Monday, in the case of two Nebraska people facing arson charges in Atlantic.  Twenty-seven-year-old William Kautter (KAH’-tur) has been charged with arson and six counts of attempted murder. His wife, 29-year-old Elizabeth Kautter, has been charged only with arson.  Prosecutors say the two are responsible for a fire on Dec. 14, 2010, that damaged a home in Atlantic. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says three adults and three children escaped without injury.     Investigators say gasoline was splashed across the front door and porch of the house and then set aflame. The couples’ attorneys declined to comment on Friday.