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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 15, 2015)– Like four others before him, Glenn Hults was escorted in handcuffs and an orange jail jumpsuit into Marion Superior Court 3 to hear himself charged in the murderous 2012 Richmond Hill conspiracy.

Hults is likely the last suspect to be accused in the insurance fraud scheme that rocked a community, leveled or damaged 80 homes, caused $4 million in losses and killed two neighbors.

Prosecutors claim Hults encouraged Monserrate Shirley to blow up her home to collect insurance money and he even helped carry out the plot.

“According to the Affidavit for Probable Cause, when the discussion of setting the house on fire began, he was active in encouraging Miss Shirley to participate,” said Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson, “And then we also know from the affidavit that he kept Brooke Shirley on the three consecutive weekends, both the weekends when it failed and the weekend when it succeeded.”

Monserrate Shirley was the owner of the home in the southside neighborhood stood to profit most from the explosion.

Brooke Shirley was her daughter who stayed with the Hults’ family during two previous unsuccessful attempts to blow up the house and on November 10, 2012, when the state said the plot exceeded beyond anyone’s wildest imagination.

Robinson said Hults faces a charge of conspiracy to commit arson because, “You have to be more than someone who merely hears talk about the conspiracy. You have to actually agree and be part of it in some respect.”

Hults’ attorney said the prosecutor may have overreached in charging his client with in the plot.

“Conspiracy is one of those powerful arrows in the quiver of the prosecutor and sometimes they hit the target and sometimes they shouldn’t even shoot at the target,” said Ralph Staples. “Conversations are just that. Words. In order to prove conspiracy you have to have some intentional action. Knowledge ain’t enough.”

Shirley told prosecutors that Hults supported the plot and was told to recall a similar scheme that resulted in a payout years ago when his own house burned.

Hults told investigators he couldn’t remember particulars of the conversations.

“He can’t tell the government what he doesn’t know,” said Staples.

A hearing to reduce Hults’ $150,000 bond has been set for April 24. His trial is set in mid-June.

Lead co-conspirator Mark Leonard, Shirley’s one-time boyfriend who prosecutors claim was the driving force behind the plot, is set to go on trial in South Bend in early June.

His half-brother Bob, the man the state says actually carried out the detonation on Fieldfare Way, will be tried in Ft. Wayne.

Gary Thompson, who is accused of being at Bob Leonard’s side the day of the blast, is in custody as is Shirley, who will be sentenced for her role after the conclusion of all the trials.

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