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Shoals man accused of trying to kill ex-wife's boyfriend

A Shoals man is accused of intentionally setting a house on fire in an attempt to murder his ex-wife's boyfriend.  

33-year-old Benjamin Wayne Laurell of Greenhill is being held at the Lauderdale County Detention Center without bond.

He's facing charges of first degree arson and attempted murder.  

Police say Laurell set fire to this home on County Road 94 in Greenhill last Sunday morning.

Ricky Abernathy was badly injured in the fire.

Investigators say Abernathy is dating Laurell's ex-wife.

Abernathy is in critical condition at Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville.

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