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Arson suspect now facing murder charges for deadly fire

6 months 12 hours 47 minutes ago Friday, June 16 2017 Jun 16, 2017 June 16, 2017 12:10 PM June 16, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Police have now charged an arson suspect with charges related to the death of a woman who died inside the home he's accused of setting on fire.

Edward Allen, Jr., had murder and attempted murder charges added to his current charges of aggravated arson.  He was nitially arrested just after the fire on a count of communication of false information of a planned arson and has been in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Investigators said Allen set the May 26 fire at 5729 Henagen St., killing Amanda Korkosz, 32.  Several other people escaped without injury.

Investigators determined an arsonist used liquid accelerant to set the blaze inside the living room at 5729 Henagen St. 

A witness told investigators she heard Allen say he would burn his girlfriend's home down if she kicked him out again. Another witness reported seeing Allen and Korkosz arguing in front of the home on the morning of the fire, according to the warrant.

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