Testimony Begins in Double Murder, Arson Trial
ALBIA, Iowa – Witness testimony is now underway in the trial of a man accused of intentionally setting a fire that killed his stepsister and her cousin. Patrick Thompson is charged with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, and arson. He is accused of setting the Guthrie Center fire that killed his stepsister Paige Exline and her cousin Shakiah Cockerham last year.