SICK: Teen accused of lighting 85-year-old on fire, killing him
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama teenager is charged in the slaying of an 85-year-old man who was doused with gasoline and set on fire.
Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards said in a statement Thursday that 18-year-old Thomas Sims was arrested and charged with capital murder in Gene Dacus’s death.
Police said Dacus and the suspect had some type of encounter Wednesday, when witnesses reported a fire in a backyard and saw the suspect running down an alley with a red gas jug. – READ MORE