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Affidavit: Parker County man talked of blowing up Arlington home

Michael Blue, 45, of Weatherford
Michael Blue, 45, of Weatherford Courtesy

A man accused of trying to kill his ex-wife and their children with fires in 2010 in Parker County recently talked about blowing up his girlfriend’s house in Arlington, according to an affidavit.

Michael Blue discussed cutting a gas line to his girlfriend’s Arlington home and lighting it to blow up the structure, Texas Ranger Sgt. Anthony Bradford said in the affidavit obtained by the Star-Telegram on Monday.

Blue was arrested Wednesday at his Parker County home on charges related to the 2010 incident, in which he is accused of trying to kill his ex-wife and children by setting fires in three separate homes where they were staying.

The 45-year-old Parker County man is expected to be charged with three counts of attempted capital murder by arson and three counts of arson. No charges are expected to be filed in the Arlington incident.

Blue remained in the Parker County Jail Monday.

He was a suspect in the three 2010 fires at the time, but no charges were filed. Fire investigators reported the three homes damaged from blazes were 315 King Ranch Court on Feb. 6, 2010; 1851 Zion Hill Loop on March 7, 2010; and 101 Brock Hill Lane on March 31, 2010.

The homes on King Ranch Court and Zion Hill Loop were owned by Blue ex-wife’s father-in-law and she rented a duplex at the Brock Hill Lane residence, according to the affidavit. Blue’s ex-wife had been staying in those residences.

Texas Rangers got new information on the case a few weeks ago. Investigators learned Blue set the fires in garages in several ways including tampering with an electrical box, placing connected batteries in a garage trash can and using an accelerant, according to the affidavit.

In the home on Zion Hill Loop, his children were in the residence at the time of a fire. His ex-wife and the children were not injured.

Blue had said that he would not have minded if his ex-wife would have died in the fires, according to the affidavit.

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