Judge: Pacemaker data can be used in Middletown arson trial

In what is believed to be the first case of its kind to use data from a beating heart as evidence, a Butler County judge ruled Tuesday that evidence from a pacemaker used to get a Middletown man indicted for arson can be presented at trial.

Ross Compton, 59, was indicted in January on felony charges of aggravated arson and insurance fraud for allegedly starting a fire in September 2016 at his Court Donegal house. The blaze caused nearly $400,000 in damages.

MORE: Data from man’s pacemaker led to arson charges

Middletown detectives said Compton gave statements that were “inconsistent” with evidence collected at the scene.

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