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Man Accused of Negligent Homicide to Appear in Court Tuesday

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A man charged in connection with a trailer home fire last April, in which four people died, is expected to be in court Tuesday to change his plea.

Zaccary John Kern is charged with four counts of negligent homicide, four counts of negligent homicide by accountability, and one count of witness tampering.

Court documents show Kern and Robert Bottenhagen went to a bar and then an after-party. According to a friend, they talked about lighting towels on fire and then putting them out. Witnesses say the two men set an apron on fire inside of the residence and documents show Bottenhagen said he believed they put out the fire.

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