POSTED: 11:24 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2013
The 25-year-old Kapolei man charged with setting fire to an Enchanted Lake home in May over an unpaid bill will go on trial in September.
Ozane Alexander Mosley Jr. entered a plea of not guilty this morning at his Circuit Court arraignment. His trial on first-degree arson charge was set for the week of Sept. 30. He is being held at Oahu Community Correctional Center unable to post bail of $100,000.
Mosley was identified following the May 17 fire by tissue, blood an human skin left at the Kupau street home. Vapors from the liquid used by the suspect to start the fire caused an explosion when the suspect lit the fluid, police said.
Mosley was treated for burns the night of the fire, but told police the burns were from a cigarette he had lit while refueling his girlfriend’s car.
API Corp, a real estate company that owns the home, said there was a dispute with the contractor, Honolulu Home Improvement, which is run by the suspect’s family, a police statement said. The real estate company had withheld final payment of $2,500 because it believed remodeling work was sub-standard and needed to be corrected.
The DNA profile obtained from the samples matched those of the suspect whose information was on file because he is a convicted offender, police said.