Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Two arrested in Alabama church fires

Third person sought

Two Birmingham college students have been arrested for allegedly setting as many as nine church fires in Alabama. Police are searching for a third suspect. Arson investigators scheduled an afternoon news conference at the Tuscaloosa airport to discuss the arrests.

Federal law officers said the two arrested were students at Birmingham Southern College, and the third person being sought was described as a student at another Birmingham school.

All nine churches are Baptist and mostly located in isolated areas. CNN is following the story.


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6 comments:

True Blue Guy said...

I first of all do not understand why people burn/damage property and for that matter even why they fight. In addition I don't know why they burn places of worship

cheers

Deb S. said...

True Blue Guy: Face it. Some people simply are not the rest of us. I won't even try to understand actions such as these.

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I saw a piece about this on the news....how these kids set off more fires to throw the authorities off their path. Makes me so mad.......

AsianSmiles said...

will they enter a plea nego and reduce the case to "reckless endangerment" (or the likes)?

heaven forbid.

i certainly hope they would visit Dr. Deborah for the rest of their lives.

RaY-ZoR said...

Extremely pathetic. Religious irreverence is so abundant these days, unfortunately. :S

Deb S. said...

Dr. Deb, AsianSmiles, Ray-zor:
It makes you wonder: What were they thinking?? We can only hope that the guilty parties are held fully accountable for their actions.