Upset Over Break-Up, Hudson Falls Man Lit Fatal Fire

A Hudson Falls man, evidently upset over an impending break-up with his girlfriend is now facing murder and arson charges for setting a fire in their home on North Street early Wednesday morning. 

Derrick Guilder was arrested Thursday morning following his release from the hospital. 

Hudson Falls Police Chief Randy Diamond says it appears Guilder used some papers to set the fire on a couch in what appears to be an effort to kill both himself and girlfriend Ashley Coltrain.

Guilder was rescued from the roof by some neighbors who got a ladder over to the house. 

He's scheduled to be arraigned in Kingsbury Town Court.

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