Long Island Murder Suspect’s Vehicle Set on Fire


Police say a vehicle linked to a murder suspect was set on fire in front of his Long Island home.

Suffolk County police say the fire occurred two days after the suspect, Aston Barth, allegedly choked his neighbor, Jason Campbell.

They found a gas can on the front lawn. The fire, reported at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, was being investigated as arson.


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According to Newsday, police declined to say who owned the Ford Explorer but said Barth has been known to drive it.

Barth was arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree murder in connection with Campbell’s slaying. Authorities say Campbell’s body was found inside in Barth’s bedroom closet.

Barth has pleaded not guilty. He’s being held without bail.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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