Maryland Man Admitted To Lighting Home On Fire With Child Inside Because He Was Tired Of Maintenance Problems: Report
A man is accused of setting fire to his home with a child inside because he was tired of maintenance problems, officials said.
Last week, the Maryland State Fire Marshals charged Larry Herd Jr. with several crimes in connection to the fire.
On Sept. 14, police responded to a Dorchester County, Maryland, home for an investigation after a fire ripped through a one-story home.
It took firefighters 30 minutes to bring the fire under control, investigators said.
Authorities determined the fire was intentionally set in multiple locations, Marshals said. The total damage was estimated at $100,000. There were smoke alarms in the home.
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Herd’s juvenile daughter was inside at the time of the blaze.
Herd told investigations that he intentionally set the fire because of maintenance problems he dealt with, according to Marshals.
Authorities charged heard with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree arson and other counts. He faces up to life in prison.
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