A Louisiana man who admitted to burning down three predominantly African American churches to promote himself as a “black metal” musician was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay the churches $2.6 million.
A church in Mississippi was destroyed by a suspected arson fire, about a month after its pastor filed a lawsuit challenging the city of Holly Springs on gathering restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak.
TYLER, Texas (ABP) -- A grand jury began hearing testimony May 13 in the case of two men suspected of burning down 10 churches in East Texas in January and February, a television station in Tyler, Texas, reported.
TEMPLE, Texas (ABP) -- Investigators said Jan. 29 that a fire that gutted the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Temple, Texas, on Jan. 19 was set deliberately. The case is now being treated as a criminal investigation.