MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey police officer accused of firebombing his own captain’s home pleaded not guilty Friday to five counts of attempted murder and aggravated arson.
Edison Police Officer Michael Dotro, 35, is accused of setting fire to his boss’ Monroe Township home early Monday morning.
Edison Police Capt. Mark Anderko, his wife, two children and 92-year-old mother were asleep inside in the two-story colonial-style home on Arlene Drive at the time of the alleged incident.
No one was injured in the fire.
The fire was brought under control within 10 to 15 minutes, but caused substantial damage to the home, which now stands charred and empty.