Fires

Husband charged with murder after bedridden wife dies in house fire

Husband charged with murder after bedridden wife dies in house fire

A Lucerne Valley man was charged with murder Wednesday, months after his bed-ridden wife died in a fire that engulfed their home. 

Donald Wayne Jenman, 68, faces one count of murder in the death of his wife, Lynda Cestone, according to a San Bernardino County Superior Court complaint. Cestone, 56, had suffered a stroke in 2010 and had been confined to her bed ever since, according to authorities.

Authorities said he set the blaze that killed his wife and at least a dozen cats. 

Jenman was arrested Friday following a nearly eight-month long probe into the mysterious fire that swept through the couple’s home in the 9800 block of Mesa Road on April...

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