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Louisiana officer's son arrested over black church fires

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The son of a police deputy has been arrested as the suspect in three fires at black churches in southern Louisiana, officials say.


Holden Matthews, 21, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with three counts of arson on religious buildings.


The burnings did not result in deaths or injuries, but evoked painful memories of the civil rights era.


Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the "evil acts" dredged up "a very dark past of intimidation and fear".


The father helped with the arrest:



St Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said Mr Matthews' father, sheriff's deputy Roy Matthews, "knew nothing about his son's activity" and "broke down" when he was informed.


The deputy then helped facilitate his son's arrest by getting him to an area where police could detain him "without incident", Sheriff Guidroz said.


Officials said Mr Matthews had complied with police during the arrest. He had no criminal record or history of violence.

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It's funny that he was trying to be like Varg who got a life sentence but that's only 21 years in Norway, he only served 15 years.

Here in America this guy is being charged with 3 counts 15 years each plus whatever the hate crime stuff is they will tack on. So he'll do more time for the same crime!

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