Jan 16, 2022

Man who pled guilty to setting fatal fire dies at hospital

Posted Jan 16, 2022 11:39 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 68-year-old man died at an Omaha hospital Friday just over a week after he pled guilty to starting the fire that led to his wife’s death.

Douglas County jail officials said Carl Bohm of Omaha had been hospitalized since Jan. 6 — one day after he was found guilty of first-degree arson and first-degree assault in connection with the February 2019 fire.

Authorities said the fire critically injured Janet Franks-Bohm who needed to have at least 30 surgeries to repair third-degree burns that covered more than 60% of her body. She died in October.

The fire also injured the couple’s daughter.