OPELOUSAS, La. – The white suspect in three latest arson fires that destroyed African American church buildings in Louisiana is scheduled for a bond listening to.
The clerk of court docket’s workplace in St. Landry Parish says the listening to for 21-year-old Holden Matthews is scheduled for Monday morning earlier than state District Choose James Doherty.
Matthews, the son of a St. Landry Parish sheriff’s deputy, was arrested Wednesday on three expenses of arson of a spiritual constructing.
Three black church buildings have been torched in 10 days. Two have been within the metropolis of Opelousas. One other was in a close-by city.
Authorities have stopped wanting saying there was a racial motive. However Gov. John Bel Edwards known as the burnings a reminder of previous acts of racial intimidation. And the NAACP stated the fires have been examples of “home terrorism.”