Suspected Church Arsonist Suspect Denied Bond

The suspect accused of setting fires to three historically black churches is being denied bond.

According to the clerk of court's office in St. Landry's Parish, 21-year-old Holden Matthews entered a plea of not guilty through via video conference from jail.

Bail was allegedly denied as law enforcement officials say they were worried Matthews was a flight risk or that he may try to set more fires. The judge set a trial date for September.

Prosecutors are declaring the arsons a hate crime.

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Ben Watson tweeted out a link to a GoFundMe campaign he says is working to ensure 100% of the funds go directly to the three affected churches.

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