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Maryland Man Admitted To Lighting Home On Fire With Child Inside Because He Was Tired Of Maintenance Problems: Report

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Source: Maryland State Fire Marshals

Sep. 19 2022, Published 11:13 a.m. ET

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A man is accused of setting fire to his home with a child inside because he was tired of maintenance problems, officials said.

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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.

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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.


Herd’s juvenile daughter was inside at the time of the blaze.

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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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