Northampton Murder,Arson Suspect Held Without Bail

Jul 27, 2012

A Northampton Massachusetts man whose confession was tossed out by the state’s highest court was arraigned Thursday on new charges including arson and murder.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

   Anthony Baye pleaded innocent to the  charges that allege  he set a series of fires dating back several years that terrorized his  Northampton neighborhood.  Baye was ordered held without bail. Baye, who is 27, was arrested in January 2010 after he admitted during a videotaped interrogation by police that he set several fires on the night of December  27th 2009.  A father and son died in one of the fires. Earlier this year, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled the videotaped interview was inadmissible as evidence. The Northwestern District Attorney dropped  the original charges against Baye  and convened a new grand jury investigation.  The new grand jury returned a 42 count indictment earlier this week..