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Case ID: 10913
Classification: Shooting, Burning - Fire or Fireworks
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Friday, Jun 30, 2006

County: Madison

Charges: Misdemeanor
Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Homer Thomas

Case Updates: 1 update(s) available

One man remains in jail charged with attempted murder, arson, and animal cruelty. The alleged victim was left with pretty much the clothes on her back.

It happened back in June along Morris Lane in Toney early in the morning.

Deputy Fire Marshal Tony Daversa said, "When we got there we had heavy fire damage to the rear of the structure."

Fast forward two months and you can still see how intense the fire was.

"Come to find out there was a person inside the building, inside the house, when the fire occurred."

That person was Tammy Sizemore.

She tells WAFF 48 News she was separating from her husband.

Sizemore says her intuition woke her, and likely saved her life.

Her home was engulfed in smoke and flames.

Daversa said, "And further investigation... found out there were some canines shot. They didn't die, but suffered some extensive wounds to their bodies."

One dog shot in the nose, another through the side.

One even caught fire, but luckily Sizemore says firefighters were able to save it.

The injuries left one blind.

As the investigation went forward, Daversa tells us the evidence pointed to arson.

"And again further investigation revealed Homer Thomas as being the person responsible for the fire."

Homer Thomas, being the victim's father-in-law and she says once her friend.

Fortunately Sizemore made it out alright, but her home is gone and no insurance to pay for items lost, which pretty much consisted of everything she owns.

Samples have been sent to the state forensics lab.

Thomas remains at the Madison County Jail charged with arson in the first, animal cruelty, and attempted murder.


Case Updates

Jury selection is underway in the trial of 66-year-old Homer Thomas. Authorities say he shot two guard dogs and lit a trailer on fire in an attempt to kill Tammie Seismore back in August of 2006.

She survived and he's on trial on charges of animal abuse, arson, and attempted murder.

Thomas claims his health is failing and that he's near death, but his requests to drop the charges and be let out of jail have been denied.
Source: WAFF - May 1, 2007
Update posted on May 2, 2007 - 12:02AM 

References

  • WAFF - Sept 26, 2006

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