Boy Who Caused Mattress Fire Charged With Murder Because Cop Showed Up and Died From Flames

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2016/05/06

What you should know about this case:

* The boy was just 16 when he was accused of setting the fire.

*  He said police officers threatened to “evict his family” if he did not confess, and that if he confessed he would not be charged — so he gave a false confession. It was during this false confession that he made the statement “I decided to set the fire because I was bored,” he said, assuming that he was protecting his family by saying it.

* His lawyer maintains that he is innocent and was actually alerting the neighbors of a fire, trying to be a Good Samaritan and save them.

* Because a police officer who arrived at the scene ended up dying from the fire, the teen boy was charged with murder.

* He is facing 25 years to life in prison.

Watch the video below:

Here is the confession that he says he made after cops told him he wouldn’t be charged and that it would protect his family from eviction.

Note how comfortable he is and that he was even given pizza and a beverage — as if he just wants to get it over with because he has been assured he wouldn’t be charged for anything.

Does this look like the demeanor of a murderer to you?

Even if he did light a small corner of the mattress on fire because he “was bored,” does this mean he wanted to murder anyone or is it more consistent with the fact that kids sometimes do dumb things out of curiosity or boredom?

Courthouse News Service reports as follows:

A teen who set fire to a mattress in his apartment faces life in prison after jurors convicted him of murder Thursday for the fire that killed a police officer.

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