State trial in chemical attack set for 2015

2014-07-14T15:48:00Z State trial in chemical attack set for 2015Patrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A man convicted of federal weapons violations will face trial on related state charges next July.

Todd Russell Fries was convicted in two separate federal trials in connection with a chemical weapon attack on the home of a former client of his power-washing business.

He's serving 15 years in federal prison on the convictions.

Fries has since been indicted on 27-count indictment that includes two counts of attempted first-degree murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault, endangerment, arson of an occupied structure, burglary, criminal damage, obstructing a criminal investigation and cruelty to animals.

At a hearing on the state charges Monday in Pima County Superior Court, a tentative trial date in July 2015 was scheduled.

Read more about Fries case here.

Watch a video of an advertisement from Burns Power Washing, Fries former company here

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@tucson.com. On Twitter @pm929.

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