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Architect Gerhard Becker Faces Manslaughter Charges After a Firefighter Died Trying to Save His Home 

Thursday, Mar 21 2013
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"Trying not to get crazy, trying not to get angry — that's the daily routine," he says.

If convicted, Becker faces up to four years in state prison. The prosecutors have offered him a deal for two years, which he finds absurd.

"I understand somebody died," he says. "I understand somebody died, who was trying to save my house. I really appreciate that. But to say I was willingly building a trap in my house —"

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He shakes his head.

"It's disgusting."

See also: Slideshow of Gerhard Becker's House

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