BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) -- Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Monday in the trial of a Burlington man accused of burning down his house.
The Burlington Hawk Eye reports that a Des Moines district judge gave the case against Kenneth Dix to the jury late Friday afternoon but postponed deliberations until Monday.
The 66-year-old Dix is charged with arson and criminal mischief in the October 2009 fire.
Prosecutors say Dix called authorities and asked if it was illegal to burn his own home. Authorities say Dix then told a Des Moines County sheriff's deputy to call the fire department and hung up. The state fire marshal's office ruled the fire an arson.
Dix's attorney says no crime was committed because no insurance claim was filed and Dix and his wife owned the house outright.
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