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Man appears in court in connection with Old Saybrook house fire

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OLD SAYBROOK, CT (WFSB) -

A man from Old Saybrook faced a judge Wednesday after being accused of setting fire to his home while his wife was inside.

Police charged Glenn Alburtus, 60, with attempt to commit murder, arson and kidnapping among other charges.

In February, police said Alburtus and his wife, Susan Alburtus, had some sort of argument at the home on Beaver Dam Trail and the arrest warrant reveals she was leaving him the day of the fire.

Police said Glenn Alburtus poured kerosene throughout the house and lit it in an attempt to burn the house down.

Warrant also stated Glenn Alburtus wouldn't let his wife leave the house. 

"Glenn was crazed and kept yelling 'I told you, you weren't leaving,'" the wife told police, according to court documents.

Glenn Alburtus told Susan Alburtus that the fire was her fault, according to court documents.

Then, a fire broke out and Susan Alburtus ended up jumping from the second floor, which was 30 feet high, to escape the smoke and flames.

He and his wife were then brought to Bridgeport Hospital's Burn Unit.

Susan Alburtus who was critically injured, continues to recuperate.

In Middlesex Superior Court, Glenn Alburtus's bond was raised to $1 million. He is due back in court next month.

On Wednesday, the house remained tapped off. 

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