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Hudson Falls man accused of starting fatal fire due in court

October 13, 2017 05:17 AM

The Hudson Falls man accused of starting a fire that killed his girlfriend is expected in court Friday.

Derrick Guilder, 22, is being arraigned on a murder charge. Police say Gilder set fire to the home he shared with his girlfriend, 18-year-old Ashley Coltrain.

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Investigators believe Coltrain was breaking up with Guilder. Investigators also say Guilder was planning on killing himself as well but changed his mind after setting the fire.

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