NORTHAMPTON (AP) - A grand jury in western Massachusetts has returned a 42-count indictment against a man accused of setting a series of fires in Northampton, including one that killed a father and son.
Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan says the Hampshire County grand jury indicted 27-year-old Anthony Baye on Tuesday on murder, arson and other charges relating to 26 fires from 2007 and 2009. He's to be arraigned Thursday.
Fifteen of those blazes occurred on Dec. 27, 2009, including one that killed 81-year-old World War II veteran Paul Yeskie Sr. and his 39-year-old son, Paul Yeskie Jr.
Baye was arrested in January 2010. Prosecutors had recently dropped homicide and arson charges against Baye and launched a new grand jury investigation after the state's highest court threw out Baye's confession.