Church burning suspect faces three hate crime charges, denied bond


OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY)- The 21-year-old man accused of burning down three churches in St. Landry Parish was denied bond this morning.

Holden Matthews now faces three additional hate crime charges, District Attorney Earl Taylor said.

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Matthews is also charged with two counts of simple arson of a religious building and one count of aggravated arson.

The suspect appeared in court via Skype this morning. He is being held in the Catahoula Correctional Center in Harrisonburg. 

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