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River Williams charged with arson over Old Parliament House fire

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By Blake Foden
Updated March 28 2022 - 7:43am, first published 4:58am
Old Parliament House in the wake of the December 30 fire, which caused an estimated $4 million worth of damage. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

An alleged arsonist told a court he thought he was about to have a seizure, then dropped off a phone link moments after being formally charged over the recent fire that damaged Old Parliament House.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.