PARIS, Maine — A Maine man has been convicted of trying to burn down his ex-girlfriend’s house while she and her grandparents were asleep last December.

A jury found 22-year-old Andrew Freeman guilty on Wednesday of two charges of aggravated attempted murder, arson and burglary, following over an hour of deliberation.

Assistant District Attorney Joseph O’Connor told the Bangor Daily News that Freeman is a “very dangerous individual,” with an extensive criminal record, including convictions of stalking and criminal trespass. He said five different young women had filed protective orders against Freeman at the time of the fire.

Freeman is charged with setting the fire in the basement, which woke up the 17-year-old girl’s grandmother. The family managed to put the fire out.


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