Maine man charged with hate crime for allegedly setting fire to Black church
April 15, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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BOSTON – A Maine man was charged Thursday with a hate crime for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed a predominately Black church in Springfield, Massachusetts in December 2020, according to the FBI. The FBI charged 44-year-old Dushko Vulchev, of Houlton, Maine, with four counts of damage to religious property involving fire and one count of use of fire to commit a federal felony. [Maine man charged with trying to burn Massachusetts church]