SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Springfield police say a man who was found dead after a house fire was shot before the fire was intentionally set.
Police identified the victim Wednesday as 62-year-old Richard Nothnagel.
He was the only person in the home when it burned early Tuesday. The city said in a news release that the fire marshal determined the fire was arson.
KY3-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Zgah7z ) that Nothnagel's wife was in a hospital recovering from surgery when the fire occurred.
Firefighters said something kept reigniting the fire and it took several hours to extinguish it.
Information from: KYTV-TV, http://www.ky3.com