Man Admits to Burning Down Ex-Girlfriend's Home, Prosecutor Drops Charges, Sets Him Free
A 30-year-old man from Belleville, Michigan was charged with arson after admitting to burning down his ex-girlfriend’s house on Oct. 12, but that charge was dropped by the prosecutor’s office. Theresa Mayo say Jeffery Rochor -- who's the father of her two daughters -- left her voicemails threatening to kill her and burn down her house. Surveillance footage from a local store show him buying a gas can and gasoline. Fifteen minutes later, Theresa's home was engulfed in flames and everything destroyed. Jeffery confessed to investigators that he caused the fire, by pouring gasoline through a window onto a bed and used a $1 bill to light the bed on fire. No one was home at the time. He told investigators he burned the home down as retaliation because Theresa accused him of abusing their daughters. He was charged with arson and held on a $500,000 bond, but curiously the charge was dropped and Jeffery was released. Now Theresa fears her life is in danger.