San Diego Reader:
On February 15, a judge ordered 64-year-old Nancy Lee Ellis held for trial on five different arson charges, four of which are felonies. Ellis is pleading not guilty.
Testimony at the preliminary hearing suggested that Ellis was agitated because the man she lived with, Robert Duell, was out of town at a film festival, and Ellis was denied an opportunity to accompany him. It was alleged that Nancy Lee Ellis drove her car to an apartment duplex on Regal Road in Encinitas, where a woman named Marianne LaPiedra lived. Marianne LaPiedra said she has been a “close friend” of Robert Duell since 1973.
Robert L. Duell appears to be a dentist with addresses in Laguna Hills and in Cardiff overlooking the lagoon. And he's been letting Nancy rot in jail for seven months because he's too cheap to come up with the $7,500 bail bond fee? Honey, he ain't worth burning a car over!