A man accused of setting religious institutions aflame must stand trial, a U.S. judge ruled. Between late April and early May 2003, Farshid Tehrani is alleged to have committed arson at two synagogues, a church, a Bahai center and a Jewish education center in California. Tehrani, who is Jewish, also is accused of setting fire to a rabbi’s home. He previously was found to be mentally incompetent, but earlier this month a judge reversed that ruling. He is scheduled to be arraigned again on March 9.
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