Fire in Shelter Cove Burns Home of Man Accused of Murder; Arson Investigators Requested
At approximately 4 a.m. this morning, emergency dispatch sent Shelter Cove Fire Department to a blaze at a two-story residence on Debbie Lane. The fire spread to a shed. According to anonymous sources, the home belonged to Eric Lively who is currently in the county jail awaiting trial for the murder of Jesse Simpson.
Simpson, a beloved member of the Shelter Cove community, died after being struck by a vehicle. Lively reportedly admitted to driving the vehicle but said that he struck Simpson, a man he’d been in a feud with, by accident.
Lively has a history of being at odds with the law. In 2010, he was arrested for a home invasion robbery in Placer County. In 2013, Lively was arrested for allegedly striking a man with a vehicle over a drug debt.
Whitethorn, and Whale Gulch Fire Departments, as well as Cal Fire, responded to the early morning blaze. An arson investigator was requested a little after 5 a.m.
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