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The German architect who did a terrible, terrible job building a house in the Hills for Germany's Next Top Model will go to trial for involuntary manslaughter of an LAFD firefighter. Gerhard Becker installed outdoor fireplaces indoors, didn't put in firebreaks to keep flames from spreading, and made fireplaces out of wood framing lined with combustible drywall. The house burst into flames last year and a firefighter was killed when the ceiling collapsed. Meanwhile, the rebuilt house is still for sale, asking $9.95 million. [LAT]