CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A Texas man who survived a deadly New Jersey house fire that he allegedly set has been arraigned on felony murder charges.
Camden County prosecutors say bail was set at $2 million for Jesus Perez-Rivera.
The 31-year-old Killeen resident is charged in the deaths of 32-year-old Luis Silva, his 29-year-old wife, Maria, and her 6-year-old son, Carlos Cruz. They died in a July 2004 fire that tore through a two-story row home in Camden.
Authorities have not disclosed a possible motive for the fire or said whether Perez-Rivera knew any of the victims. They also haven’t said why he became a suspect, noting only that he moved from Camden to Puerto Rico with his family shortly after the fire occurred.
Perez-Rivera didn’t enter a plea at Wednesday’s hearing.
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