Albert Lea man acquitted in case that accused him of lighting woman on fire
(ABC 6 News) – An Albert Lea man accused of lighting a woman on fire inside an Albert Lea house last December has been acquitted of felony first-degree assault.
Logan Netzer was charged with intentionally throwing an ignitable liquid on a woman, who sustained third-degree burns to her hands, as well as burns on other portions of her body.
The incident took place on Dec. 22, 2021, Albert Lea Fire Rescue, and Albert Lea Police responded to a fire at a home at 116 7th St W.
According to court documents, the woman told police that 38-year-old Logan Netzer threw an accelerant on her and lit her on fire.
The two had gotten into an argument because Netzer had called her by another woman’s name so she was upset. During the argument, Netzer took a mixture of chemicals that he had mixed the night prior and threw it at her. He then used a butane torch and started the woman on fire, the complaint stated.
Netzer told her that they needed to leave so she left the house and went into a detached garage when officers arrived.
According to court records, the jury trial began earlier this week and the jury acquitted Netzer Thursday afternoon.