Michigan Man Accused Of Murder, Arson After Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack While Putting out Blaze

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Source: Genesee County Sheriff’s Department; UNSPLASH

Mar. 7 2023, Published 10:25 a.m. ET

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A Michigan man was charged with murder after a firefighter died fighting a fire suspected to be the result of arson, authorities said.

On March 6 in in Genesee County District Court, Jabez Bobo, 21, was arraigned on charges of open murder and first-degree arson, WJRT reported, citing court records.

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According to the station, Bobo was arrested in connection with a Feb. 25 fire that began in a mobile home park in Flint.

While fighting the blaze, firefighter Ricky Hill Jr. suffered a fatal heart attack.

Bobo was being held on $100,000.


If convicted of the charges against him, Bobo could receive a sentence of up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


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