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    Originally posted by NJFFSA16
    Here is the list of 48 cases being investigated by the Arson
    Task Force. There have been 24 fires and 1 attempted arson in the
    District of Columbia, 17 fires in Prince George's County, Md., 2
    fires in Montgomery County, Md., 1 fire in Alexandria, Va., and 3
    fires in Fairfax County, Va.

    District of Columbia:

    March 8, 2003: 1705 D St., SE
    March 25, 2003: 2030 Jasper Street, SE
    April 28, 2003: 3708 4th Street, SE
    May 15, 2003: 4026 Southern Avenue, SE
    May 16, 2003: 2928 10th Street, NE
    May 17, 2003: 3367 Alden Place, NE
    May 20, 2003: 1737 Trinidad Avenue, NE
    May 22, 2003: 105 53rd Street, NE
    June 5, 2003: 2800 Evarts Street, NE -- killed Lou Edna Jones,
    86
    June 5, 2003: 1415 Ames Place, NE
    June 9,2003: 2500 N Street, SE
    June 10, 2003: 5038 Drake Place, SE
    June 25, 2003: 4920 North Capitol Street, NW
    June 25, 2003: 1901 15th Street, NW
    June 30, 2003: 2505 Randolph Street, NE
    July 2, 2003: 316 17th Street, SE
    Sep. 8, 2003: 202 Quakenbos Street, NW
    Sep. 10, 2003: 4713 Dix Street, NE
    Sep. 14, 2003: 4115 Anacostia Ave., NE -- attempted arson,
    suspect chased before fire could be started
    Oct. 8, 2003: 1315 Otis St., NE
    Nov. 11, 2003: 1700 block of 24th St., NE
    Sep. 8, 2004: 2800 block of Channing St., NE -- car fire
    Sep. 20, 2004: 2804 30th St., NE
    Dec. 6, 2004: 5055 11th Street, NE
    Dec. 10, 2004: 3000 block of Yost Pl., NE

    Prince George's County, Md.:

    April 1, 2003: 1500 block of Mystic Avenue, Oxon Hill
    April 8, 2003: 1813 Jarvis Avenue, Oxon Hill
    May 10, 2003: 1505 Fenwood Avenue, Oxon Hill
    June 13, 2003: 3808 Ellis Street, Boulevard Heights
    June 17, 2003: 924 Abel Avenue, Capitol Heights
    June 17, 2003: 5800 Jefferson Heights Drive, Fairmount Heights
    June 19, 2003: 2619 Southern Avenue, Capitol Heights
    June 20, 2003: 1315 Chapel Oaks Drive, Chapel Oaks
    June 21, 2003: 2406 Wintergreen Avenue, District Heights
    June 22, 2003: 1505 Ruston Avenue, District Heights
    Sep. 4, 2003: 5101 Barnaby Run Drive, Oxon Hill
    Dec. 20, 2003: 5702 83rd Place, New Carrollton
    Jan. 22, 2004: 3418 55th Avenue, Bladensburg
    Apr. 16, 2004: 2401 Rosecroft Village Circle East, Oxon Hill
    June 15, 2004: 4200 block of Russell Avenue, Mount Rainier
    Sept. 17, 2004: 6302 49th Avenue, Riverdale Park
    Dec. 7, 2004: 4205 53rd Avenue, Bladensburg

    Montgomery County, Md.:

    Feb. 14, 2004: 7700 block of Blair Road, Silver Spring
    Sep. 23, 2004: 10817 Amherst Ave., Wheaton

    Alexandria, Va.:

    Nov. 16, 2003: 4410 West Braddock Road

    Fairfax County, Va.:

    Feb. 6, 2004: 7101 Richmond Highway (Alexandria section of
    county)
    May 13, 2004: 3403 Beachcraft Drive (Alexandria section of
    county)
    Aug. 30, 2004: 4012 Elmwood Drive (Huntington section of county)

    Source: Arson Task Force


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    How about the Arlington County cases? Didn't one of those provide the key link? The S. Queen St. fire I think?
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    Re: Arlington County--Don't know if that was the case.

    Serial arson suspect expected to plead guilty

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The man suspected of setting fires to dozens
    of houses and apartments in the Washington area is expected to
    plead guilty to federal charges.
    The Washington Post reports Thomas Sweatt is due to appear in
    U-S District Court in Greenbelt on Monday. Prosecutors have charged
    him with arson and other felonies.
    The charging document was made public this week at the request
    of prosecutors. Prosecutors said that since the guilty plea hearing
    has now been scheduled, there's no longer a need to keep the
    criminal information sealed.
    The 50-year-old Sweatt has been jailed since his April 26th
    arrest. He also faces possible charges in the District and
    Virginia. His attorney hasn't commented.


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    Post Serial arson suspect pleads guilty in seven cases

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The suspect in nearly 50 arsons in the
    Washington area pleaded guilty Monday to murder and other federal
    charges.
    Thomas Sweatt, 50, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to
    first-degree murder in the death of Lou Edna Jones, 86, who died of
    smoke inhalation from a fire in her Washington home in June 2003.
    Sweatt also pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges in the
    death of Annie Brown, 91. She died of smoke inhalation a few days
    after Sweatt set fire to her next-door neighbor's Washington home
    Feb. 5, 2002.
    The fire that killed Brown was separate from the list of 45
    fires that Sweatt admitted setting between March 2003 and December
    2004.
    Under a plea agreement, prosecutors in Montgomery and Prince
    George's counties in Maryland, Arlington and Fairfax counties in
    Virginia and the City of Alexandria, Va., agreed not to bring
    charges against Sweatt for several other arsons.
    Sweatt faces a minimum mandatory life sentence when he returns
    to U.S. District Court on Sept. 12. He could also get an extra 300
    years in prison for 15 charges stemming from the seven fires
    prosecutors chose to charge him with. There is no parole in the
    federal system.
    Sweatt, a fast food eatery manager from Washington, has been in
    custody since his arrest in April. Authorities have said they
    linked Sweatt to the fires after collecting DNA from items found at
    four crime scenes, including Marine Corps dress pants found at a
    fire in Arlington, Va.

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    Post D.C. region's serial arsonist gets life sentence

    By HEATHER GREENFIELD
    Associated Press Writer
    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - As victims of serial arsonist Thomas
    Sweatt spoke at his sentencing Monday, they said they don't
    understand what led him to set random fires that terrorized the
    Washington area for two years.
    "I would love to just find out exactly why he did this," said
    Jean Kyler, whose 94-year-old mother still cannot return to her
    fire-damaged home.
    Sweatt, 50, admitted setting 45 arson fires in the Washington
    area. Investigators know how he did it - using jugs of gasoline and
    wicks made from clothing. But the reason why went unanswered as a
    federal judge sentenced him to life in prison plus 136 years
    Monday.
    "To the victims and the victims' families, I'm very sorry for
    all the harm I've caused you. To those who have lost loved ones, I
    share your hurt every day," Sweatt said.
    He was dressed in a dark gray suit and appeared almost timid as
    he leaned into the microphone to speak.
    The former fast food restaurant manager admitted that between
    February 2003 and December 2004 he set 45 fires in Washington and
    its Maryland and Virginia suburbs. Under a plea deal, local
    prosecutors agreed not to charge Sweatt with other arsons.
    Sweatt also pleaded guilty to two murder charges. He took
    responsibility for the June 2003 death of Lou Edna Jones, 86, in
    her Washington home, and the death of Annie Brown, 91, who died of
    smoke inhalation a few days after Sweatt set fire to her next door
    neighbor's Washington home in February 2002.
    Sweatt, in custody since his arrest in April, showed no emotion
    during the victims' statements or the sentencing, but earlier had
    said he welcomed the sentence.
    U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Kenneth L. Wainstein
    called the sentence "a fitting punishment and a fitting conclusion
    to this case."
    But Jones' daughter, Darlene Lloyd, said the death penalty would
    have been in order: "Why spare his life? He didn't think of
    sparing my mother's life."
    Defense lawyer John Chamble said his client suffers from a
    mental illness.
    Judge Deborah K. Chasanow said she realized Sweatt has mental
    health issues, but they could not excuse what he did and how he
    "terrorized" the community.

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