Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Child Injured in Car Fire Possibly Set By Arsonist

An 11-year-old Henderson boy seriously injured when the car he was sitting in caught fire. Police suspect that the car was set on fire by an arsonist. While the child receives medical attention, police are trying to piece together the details of the incident. It is not known at present whether the child was in the car when the fire started, nor how the vehicle became engulfed in flames. The Henderson police say that they will continue to investigate the incident.

Law enforcement is unsure at this time if the fire was accidentally set by the boy, was caused by a defective part in the vehicle, or was the work of an arsonist. The young victim’s condition has not been released, but it is suspected that he has severe burns as a result of the accident.

Arson is a serious felony offense in the state of Nevada, and occurs when an individual deliberately or maliciously sets fire or aids another in setting fire to any home, building, or property owned by someone else or occupied by one or more person. First degree arson is charged as a Category B Felony under NRS 205.010, and conviction will result is a maximum of 15 years in state prison and heavy fines.

Want to learn more about Nevada’s arson laws and penalties? Click here to visit the arson page on our site. If you have been accused of arson, don’t wait to call our experienced Las Vegas criminal lawyers at De Castroverde Law Group to learn about your defense options!