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Suburban Denver fire suspect seen on TV surrenders

By: Associated Press
March 7, 2014 Updated: March 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm
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photo - Martin Castruita Espinoza
Martin Castruita Espinoza 

THORNTON — A man suspected of starting a fire at a suburban Denver condominium complex has surrendered.

The Adams County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Martin (Mar-TEEN') Espinoza turned himself in Friday.

Espinoza was among the people who gathered to watch the fire Tuesday and was interviewed by a television reporter.

At the time, he told KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/1dz3ukG) that his mother lived in the building where the fire started. He said he saw everyone run toward it and saw smoke start billowing up.

The sheriff issued an arrest warrant for Espinoza on Thursday on charges of attempted murder, arson and aggravated cruelty to animals.

Investigators are still trying to determine how the fire started.

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