Carmel fire widow slams decision to close arson case

The widow of a police commander killed in the Carmel fire criticized as "saddening and outrageous" the State Attorney's office decision to close the criminal investigation into two Usafiya youths suspected of deliberately setting the blaze.
The State Attorney's office cited a lack of evidence as the reason not to bring the case against the 13 and 14-year-old youths to trial.
Navah Boker, the wife of Police Commander Lior Boker was quoted by Army Radio as saying that the decision damages "the ability to deter young people from negligent behavior involving fire."