Man facing murder, arson charges in Jackson fire

Christopher Wright brought to trial in connection with fatal Jackson fire
Published: Jun. 3, 2022 at 12:20 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 3, 2022 at 6:10 PM EDT
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JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) - Christopher Wright has been been charged with 1st degree arson after accusations of causing a fire that killed a 28-year-old in Jackson.

On Friday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka announced in a statement that Christopher Michael Wright, 33, was bound to Circuit Court for trial over one count of open murder and a one count of 1st degree arson.

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Wright was accused of starting a house fire on 2202 E. Ganon Street in Jackson on Feb. 10, 2022, which left 28-year-old Jacob Robert-Dean Eddy dead. According to authorities, the fire was started on the porch of the home which was located near North Forbes streets.

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“The maximum possible penalty for Open Murder and 1st Degree Arson is Life in the Department of Corrections,” Prosecutor Jarzynka said.

A pre-trial date was scheduled before Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson and Wright is set on a $500,000 bond while in Jackson County jail.

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