Illegal Immigrant Torches Apartment Building

  • 07/26/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
An illegal immigrant in North Carolina is accused of torching a Charlotte apartment building—leaving 130 people homeless.

Jesus Reyes Lopez, 20, was arrested on Thursday, after setting fire to a unit in the Woodscape Apartments. Apparently, Lopez started the fire as an act of revenge against his ex-girlfriend—but the fire quickly got out of control and consumed the building.

All in all, the fire Lopez set consumed and destroyed 40 apartments, and sent seven people to the hospital with various injuries.

Lopez has since been charged with arson and with attempted murder. But Lopez also faces deportation: according to U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, Lopez is illegally in the country from Mexico.

Regardless of whether or not he’s convicted of the crime, the arrest alone will likely be enough to get Lopez sent back to Mexico.

Lopez is currently in jail, in lieu of a $1 million bail.
 Source: AAN
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