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Gary Nawrocki of Palm Beach, Florida was arrested on January 5 and is facing homicide charges for the death of Kristi Jo Hook. Hook, 45, was severely injured in December 2015 after an explosion in her home burned 60 percent of her body.

Nawrocki, 46, was reportedly with Hook at the time of the explosion and failed to take her to a hospital for treatment. He faces arson and homicide charges. His bail was set at $120,000 by Palm Beach County Judge Caroline Shepherd. News sources did not name an attorney for Nawrocki.

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Michael Kai James of Hollywood, Florida was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly called the police to say he had killed his wife and he intended to shoot anyone who approached his home. James, 27, faces premeditated murder and arson charges. It is unclear whether bond has been set for James, and news sources did not specify if he had acquired the services of a defense attorney.

According to the arrest report, police went to the James’ North 72nd Avenue home at around 3:15 a.m. after he had purportedly called emergency services to confess to the murder of his wife. When the officers tried to enter the house, they found James had barricaded himself inside and he allegedly threatened to shoot them if they came any closer.

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