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Officials Say Evidence Points to Church Fire Suspect

posted on April 16, 2019

The Associated Press’s Melinda Deslatte reports, “The white man charged in the burnings of three Louisiana black churches faces a mountain of evidence tying him to the crimes, documenting the fires on his cellphone and an interest in arson on Facebook, the state fire marshal said Monday at a hearing that offered new insight into how officials tracked their suspect.” Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old son of a sheriff’s deputy who was arrested on Wednesday, faces both arson and hate crime charges for allegedly using a gas can and oil rags to set fire to the churches.

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