Robert Turner Pleads Not Guilty To Solicitation To Commit Arson Charges
A Casper man is denying that he was plotting to hire someone to set fire to his ex-girlfriend’s car.
Robert Turner has pleaded not guilty to charges of solicitation to commit first and third-degree arson, as well as solicitation to commit property damage.
Investigators say in late July, Turner’s ex-girlfriend ended a two-and-one-half year relationship with him.
Prosecutors say Turner later started making threats to the victim through her Facebook friends.
In August, police were contacted by another man, who said Turner paid him to set his ex-girlfriend’s car on fire.
Prosecutors used the informant, to get Turner to admit his plans and intend to use that tape as evidence.
Turner is being held on one-hundred thousand dollars bond, awaiting trial and could face up to 20 years in prison, if convicted.