A 22-year-elderly person has confessed to purposefully burning down three African-American temples in the US province of Louisiana.

Holden Matthews, 22, confessed to lighting the fires to raise his profile as a “dark metal” artist, investigators said.

He consumed three Baptist places of worship in the Opelousas region more than 10 days starting in late March 2019.

He faces 10 to 70 years in prison when he is condemned on 22 May.

On Monday, Matthews entered a few liable requests for government and state charges.

The three places of worship Matthews confessed to burning had dominatingly African-American gatherings.

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Government investigators didn’t indicate whether there was a racial component to Matthews’ violations, however loathe wrongdoings were among the charges he confessed to.

Matthews, the white child of a nearby sheriff agent, put a match to those chapels “on account of the strict character of those structures”, they said.

“His offensive direct abused the social liberties of the congregation’s parishioners and hurt their networks,” said aide lawyer general Eric Dreiband.


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