Aussie Arson Suspect Charged

Suspect is being held in secret location for his protection
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2009 3:12 AM CST
A pair of exhausted firefighters take a break from battling one of the hundreds of fires in Victoria, Australia.   (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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(Newser) – An Australian man has been charged with setting one of the hundreds of deadly brushfires that swept across the state of Victoria, killing up to 300 people and destroying entire towns. He was charged with lethal arson linked to 10 of the deaths, and with possessing child pornography, reports the Age. The unidentified suspect is in a fragile mental state, according to his lawyer, and is being held in a secret location for his protection.
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