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Tulsa man charged in death of professor, setting her home on fire

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TULSA, Okla. – A man arrested after running from police over the weekend is now facing murder charges.

Police arrested 33-year-old Joshua Schneider Saturday in Tulsa after he and his girlfriend ran from officers.

Tuesday, he was charged in the death of NSU professor Tiffany Maher.

Fire officials were called to Maher’s Talequah home after it caught fire May 31.

Investigators soon discovered Maher’s body inside the house and learned that the fire was intentionally set.

Schneider also faces first-degree arson and larceny charges in Cherokee County.

He remains in jail Tuesday.