Man Indicted on Murder Charges in Deadly Manassas House Fire

Two people and four dogs were killed in the fire

A man is facing additional charges in connection to a house fire that killed a teenager, a man and four dogs in Manassas, Virginia, police say.

Prince William County police said 35-year-old Noe Antonio Nolasco Amaya intentionally set fire to a house in the 10300 block of Lomond Drive on July 31, 2016.

Jose Javier Avalos, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene. Willian Alexander Molina-Rivas, 36, was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said. Four dogs also were found dead inside the burned home.

On Jan. 3, a grand jury indicted Amaya with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of felony murder.

After the fire was discovered, Amaya was found walking nearby suffering from burn injuries, police said.

Amaya was arrested on Aug. 11, police said. According to a release from police, Amaya lived at the home on Lomond Drive.

Amaya was previously charged with arson to an occupied dwelling and he will remain in jail without bond. He is due in court on May 1.

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