When it comes to a criminal case, the prosecution bears the burden of proving all elements of the crime. Take, for example, the recent case of two New York men facing charges of burglary.
The director of security at Yotel hotel in New York has been charged with setting five fires in the building over a two-year period. According to authorities, the 30-year-old man started the small fires in trash bins located in the hallways, emergency exits and stairwells. He is accused of setting the fires with the intention of shutting the hotel down so that he could drink alcohol in his comp room.