Mother of New Albany fire suspect believes son is being framed

Cody Cashion, 18
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The mother of a teen charged with setting a fire that killed three children in southern Indiana says her son is being set up because of his criminal past.

Cody Cashion, 18, allegedly shot a flare that started January's New Albany house fire. Cashion's mother, Sally Reed, insists a half-dozen friends have confirmed to her that Cashion wasn't at the scene at the time of the fire.

"He feels that they're out to get him because of his past as a juvenile," Reed said.

Cashion's criminal past includes charges of theft, including flares. Four days after the fire, he was charged with attempted murder because prosecutors say he hit a Clarksville police cruiser head-on and tried to avoid arrest for drunken driving.

Cashion is charged with three counts of murder for the New Albany fire.