INDIANAPOLIS -- Three people charged in a gas explosion that devastated an Indianapolis neighborhood are set to appear before a judge to hear charges against them.
Homeowner Monserrate Shirley; her boyfriend, Mark Leonard; and his brother, Bob Leonard, are scheduled to make their initial court appearances Monday morning in Marion County Superior Criminal Court in Indianapolis.
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The three were arrested Friday and charged with murder, arson and other counts in the Nov. 10 blast that killed a couple that lived next door.
Investigators say the three planned the explosion for an insurance payout. Court documents say Shirley was facing $63,000 in credit card debt and bankruptcy proceedings. They say Mark Leonard lost $10,000 at a casino.
The attorney for Shirley and Mark Leonard has said he was stunned by their arrest.