Man Who Burned Churches In Effort To Raise His Profile As Black Metal Musician Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison

According to Baton Rouge’s The Advocate, Holden Matthews, the 23-year-old black metal fan who was arrested in April 2019 for setting three black churches on fire in Louisiana, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. He will also be required to pay over $2.6 million in restitution. This news comes after the man previously plead guilty to three counts of violating the Church Arson Prevention Act and one count of using fire to commit a federal felony. Matthews set the fires at St. Mary Baptist Church on March 26, 2019, Greater Union Baptist on April 2, 2019, and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on April 4, 2019 in an effort to raise his profile as a black metal musician.

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