JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- A man accused of murdering his roommate and then setting fire to the house to try to cover the evidence faces ten criminal charges.
Thomas Laperch was advised in court Friday of murder and arson charges, among others.
He had been renting a room from his victim for one week.
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