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Granite Bay Firebombing: Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Teen for Attempted Homicide

Granite Bay teen arrested on attempted homicide charges stemming from firebombing of Granite Bay home.

Placer County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Granite Bay teen Thursday for attempted homicide relating to a Wednesday night Granite Bay home firebombing.  

The 15-year-old Granite Bay High School student is being charged on four counts of attempted homicide.

He is suspected of throwing a bottle containing a flammable liquid into the front window of the Bentwood Way home at about 11:30 p.m., according to Dena Erwin, spokesperson for the sheriff's office. 

A family of four was inside the firebombed house and woke to the sounds of their fire alarm. The homeowners put the fire out, Erwin reported.  

The Sheriff's Office and South Placer fire immeditaly launched an arson investigation, which ultimately led detectives to the suspect's nearby home, she said. He was interviewed and transported to juvenile hall. The teenager is also being charged with throwing an incendiary or destructive device. 

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