New Square arson-attack suspect indicted

The 18-year-old accused of an arson attack in New Square, Shaul Spitzer, was indicted today.

Spitzer, the butler of Grand Rabbi David Twersky, is accused of throwing a fire bomb at a home and burning Aron Rottenberg. As a result, Rottenberg was critically burned on over half his body last month.

Rottenberg believes he was targeted because he didn?t worship at New Square?s main synagogue. He believes the choice angered the Hasidic leadership of New Square, especially Grand Rabbi Twersky.

Rockland District Attorney Tom Zugibe has said that their investigation has not shown Twersky ordered Spitzer to carry out the attack.

Spitzer is free on bail, and will be arraigned in Rockland County Court next month.

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