Man pleads not guilty in Planned Parenthood fire

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Grand Chute man faces trial this summer on federal charges that he set a fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Fifty-year-old Francis Grady pleaded not guilty this week in U.S. District Court in Green Bay.

Grady was indicted on charges of arson and causing damage to a reproductive health facility.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Grady’s jury trial is scheduled for June 25.

Grady allegedly told investigators he broke the clinic window with a hammer, poured gasoline inside and lit it.

At his initial appearance earlier this month, he told the court he planned to plead guilty. After Tuesday’s hearing, he declined to answer questions.

No one was hurt in the April 1 fire. Grady is being held in the Outagamie County Jail.