Report: Rifles, books about demons, atheism found at home of suspect in Texas church firesBy AP
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Report: Church fire suspect had books on atheism
TYLER, Texas — Court records show that one of the suspects in a string of church fires in eastern Texas had assault rifles and books on demons and atheism in his home.
Investigators also say 19-year-old Jason Bourque may have left graffiti in a public bathroom offering inside information about one of the fires.
The Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday that investigators discovered an upside-down cross topped by flames carved into the wall of a store bathroom Bourque used, along with the words “Little Hope was Arson.”
Little Hope Baptist Church was the first of 11 churches that burned in what authorities believe was an arson spree.
Bourque and 21-year-old Daniel George McAllister were arrested and charged Sunday with a single felony arson charge.
Their attorneys are not commenting publicly because of a gag order.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News, www.dallasnews.com
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