Arson suspect Naomi Almodovar, charged with 71 felonies, heads to court

Facing possible penalty of up to 1,972 years

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Lawyers will lay out the evidence against a woman charged with 71 felonies related to the fire at the Copper Terrace Apartments in June.

Of the 71 felony counts, 37 are for first degree attempted murder.

If Naomi Almodovar, 23, is convicted of all the felony counts filed against her, she could face a maximum sentence of nearly two millennia.

Almodovar is accused of starting the fire in a stairwell in building G of the apartment complex at around 1 a.m. on June 23. The building is located on South Dayton Street near Arapahoe Road in Centennial.

The fire injured eight people and destroyed four units. 

Within a day of the fire, Undersheriff Louie Perea said investigators found evidence suggesting that arson was a strong possibility. The evidence included signals from arson dogs trained to smell chemical accelerants.

"If convicted of all the charges, she faces a minimum of 590 years and a maximum of 1,972 years in prison," Michelle Yi, spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office, said at a hearing on July 24.

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