Man Attempts to Commit Double Homicide
According to a recent report, Marcus Deondrae Savage-Dewitt, 22, has been charged with two counts of attempted double homicide when he tried to burn down his home with his child and girlfriend inside. When the Glendale Fire Department arrived at the residence they found the couple arguing. The police were called to break up the fight and determined that Savage-Dewitt had set the fire in an attempt to kill those inside. His girlfriend told police that she woke up smelling smoke and found that her bedroom door had been tied with a shoelace. She was able to escape with her young son. She re-entered the house in an attempt to warn Savage-Dewitt of the fire but failed to get a response from him when she banged on the bathroom door. He arrived at the home moments later. He claimed he had gone to a nearby gas station for a drink, though police found no evidence of this. According to Sergeant David Vidaure, “That he didn’t show up in the Circle K video obviously led to doubt in the minds of our detectives that he was being honest.” He was later arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted premeditated murder and committing arson in an occupied structure.
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