Arson investigation retrial for business owner

Susan Lukjan
Susan Lukjan

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An arson investigator took the stand in a retrial for a former St. Matthews business owner accused of setting fire to her store.

The Commonwealth said Susan Lukjan owed so much money to creditors that she "set fire to her St. Matthews business."

Lukjan owned Campbell's Gourmet Cottage in 2006. That conviction was originally overturned.

Thursday Lukjan's defense called into question the findings of Henry Ott, an arson investigator. The defense said Ott drew premature conclusions about the cause of the fire.

Lukjan maintains her innocence and turned down a plea deal.

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