This criminal action was originally brought by the State of Nita against Arthur Jackson and Sonia Peterson. It is claimed that the two arranged with George Avery to destroy the Flinders Aluminum Fabrication Corporation plant on November 16, 2011, by burning the plant. Avery died in the fire. The two defendants were charged with commercial arson. The case went to trial in 2012 and resulted in a mistrial due to a hung jury. Sonia Peterson pled guilty to conspiracy to commit a felony and agreed to testify against Arthur Jackson.
There are four witnesses for both the State and the defense. A CD with videos of the fire, deposition statements, and a PowerPoint presentation is included.
A companion civil case file, Flinders v. Mismo, involves Jackson suing to recover from the company that insured the plant.
Table of Contents
CASE SUMMARY & SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
REVISED CRIMINAL CODE
SPECIAL IMPEACHMENT PROBLEMS
THUMBNAILS OF POWERPOINT SLIDES