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Woman accused in arson fire skips court date


WAUSAU (WAOW) - The wife of a former Weston firefighter sentenced to prison for burning down his home skipped out on a court date and a judge ordered her arrested, according to online court records.

Kathleen Rosenow, 42, is charged with four felonies, including unsafe burning of a building and three counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, in an incident at her home in January 2012.

She was scheduled for a plea hearing Thursday but never showed up, court records said. Marathon County Circuit Judge Mike Moran ordered that Rosenow's $10,000 signature bond forfeited, he issued a bench warrant for her arrest and he set a bond forfeiture hearing for Aug. 16, court records said.

Her husband, Keith Rosenow, 46, was sentenced in January to two years in prison and three years extended supervision after he pleaded no contest to second-degree recklessly endangering safety and unsafe burning of his own building.

Investigators said Rosenow, a firefighter with the Weston Fire Department for 16 years who left in 2001, started a fire at his home in a Wausau mobile home park as revenge against the manager for evicting him.

Court records list Kathleen Rosenow's address as Green Bay and said she filed for divorce in March.

Her attorney, Suzanne O'Neill, did not immediately return a telephone message Friday.

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