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Commonwealth v. Peaslee
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The Defendant arranged combustibles in a building such that lighting the combustibles would set the building on fire. The plan was to place a candle on a piece of wood in a pan of turpentine and light it. The Defendant attempted to pay a young man to carry out the lighting of the combustibles. When the young man refused, the Defendant and the young man drove towards the building, but never got closer than within a quarter of a mile away. The Defendant then changed his mind and drove away.
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