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Juveniles accused of setting deadly Lewiston fire now charged with murder

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 1:16 PM EDT
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LEWISTON, Maine (WMTW) - Three juveniles are now charged with felony murder in connection with a deadly fire in Lewiston last month, according to the Maine Attorney General’s Office.

Police arrested two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old after determining the Sept. 11 fire was arson.

Seventy-year-old Felicien Betu jumped out of a window from the fourth floor of the building on Blake Street. He died from his injuries.

Nobody else was hurt, but dozens of residents were displaced.

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