Arson

By: Jake Sanclemente

Definition

The criminal act of delibrately setting fire to property.

NH's Law

New Hampshires actual law regarding Arson is; A person is guilty of arson if he knowingly starts a fire or causes an explosion which unlawfully damages the property of another. I believe that this means if any person intentionally starts a fire that results in the burning of private property then they can be charged with a felony by the RSA 629:3, NH Government. (Supp. 2004).

Examples of Arson

In June 2014 a Newbury couple was charged with one count of Arsony in connection to the burning of a residential building. (http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/firesafety/news/20140625-newbury-arrest.html)


In 1989 a very similar case ocurred in which a man set a building that resulted in the deaths of 4 people. (http://doj.nh.gov/criminal/cold-case/victim-list/lori-michelle-hina.htm)

Works Cited

Firemen douse burning building. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 2 Dec 2015.
http://quest.eb.com/search/167_4042737/1/167_4042737/cite

http://www.nh.gov/