Md. 'Catch Me if You Can' Arsonist Convicted

The arsonist who wrote "catch me if you can" at fires was in a Washington County courtroom Tuesday where he admitted to an 82 count indictment.

The majority of the charges against Tyler Murray, 21,  were arson and malicious destruction of property.

Murray, along with seven others, set 32 fires to things like barns and cars across Washington County between March 17 and April 7, 2013, WHAG reported.

Three other co-defendants have plead guilty and will be sentenced on December 19, while the others will have jury trials. 

"I know that when all of the suspects were apprehended, that Washington County could breathe a sigh of relief, because all of these defendants were a menace to the county," said Assistant States Attorney Michele Ferris Hansen.

"The state is seeking 15 years executed, in prison, plus an additional 15-20 years of a consecutive suspended sentence. We're asking him to pay back all the restitution for all of these victims, the total is close to half a million dollars, maybe more," Hansen told the reporters.

 

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