Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rubio And Karsten Charged In El Rey Family Market Arson

Alexander J. Karsten and Miguel Rubio

Two suspects have been charged in the early January El Rey Family Market blaze.

By H. Nelson Goodson
January 24, 2013

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, both Miguel Rubio, 18, and Alexander J. Karsten, 17, of Milwaukee were charged each with one felony count of arson for the early January El Rey Family Market fire at the 5200 block of W. Oklahoma Ave. Karsten is being charged as an adult. Both Rubio and Karsten remained free on a $10,000 signature bond and are expected back in court next month.
Both suspects were caught on video surveillance cameras in the front of the store before the blaze was started.
The blaze caused more than $750,000 in food and building damages, according to the store manager. The store reopened last Friday.

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