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Black church fires: Louisiana suspect charged with hate crimes

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47938276

Prosecutors have filed new hate crime charges against a white man accused of burning down three African-American churches in the US state of Louisiana. Holden Matthews, 21, the son of a local sheriff deputy, learned of the new charges during a court appearance on Monday when he pleaded not guilty. During the hearing, the judge denied his bond request due to a "substantial amount of evidence" against him.
Among evidence presented during the pre-trial appearance, in which Mr Matthews was displayed on video feed from jail, Mr Browning testified that the suspect documented his alleged crimes through videos and photos on his phone. After he was arrested, prosecutors found pictures of the flames that appeared to have been taken before firefighters arrived to extinguish them.

They also found news reports on his phone in which he had superimposed himself on those reports in order to claim responsibility while talking to a friend online. "He actually superimposed himself on those news reports, claiming responsibility for these fires," Mr Browning said. Location data from his mobile phone and surveillance footage of his vehicle also tied him to each of the crime scenes.

Has also thereby advanced his resume' for a job in Homeland Security for tRump.......

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