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FBI agent's husband pleads guilty in car burning case

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Scene of fire (August 2012) Scene of fire (August 2012)

The husband of an FBI agent accused of setting his wife's car on fire pleaded guilty in court Tuesday.

David Powers pleaded guilty to the charge of destruction of government property. Investigators said he set fire to his wife's government-issued 2009 Dodge Charger in July in the garage of their home on Northeast 19th Street in Portland.

Her guns and bullet proof vest were in the car.

Court documents said Powers had been noticeably depressed and investigators said the couple was going through a divorce.

In court Tuesday, Powers said it was a suicide attempt and not an attack on his wife. She was not home at the time.

Powers suffered burns to his arms, hands and face in the fire. The total property damage is estimated at $30,000.

He will be sentenced in court Feb. 22, 2013.

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