Suspects in Deadly East Tennessee Fire Pleads Not Guilty

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two men accused of setting a fatal fire at the home of a man accused of child pornography have pleaded not guilty.

Robert Bell and Gary Sellers pleaded not guilty in a Scott County courthouse to charges of aggravated arson and first-degree murder.

Both men remain in custody on $250,000 bond.

On the same day, Timothy Chandler, whose wife was killed in the Sept. 2 fire, pleaded guilty to one charge of sex exploitation of a minor for images of child pornography found on his computer.

He was sentenced to five years on probation, but will serve no jail time. He also was ordered to pay court costs and register as a sex offender.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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