Trial for suspected mosque arsonist underway

Posted at 10:09 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 23:09:17-04

A federal prosecutor says a "rabid hatred" of Muslims led a 26-year-old man to set fire to a  mosque in Victoria.
Marq Vincent Perez is on trial, charged with a hate crime and also with use of a fire to commit a federal felony in the 2017 fire that destroyed the Islamic center.
If convicted Perez could get up to 20 years in prison.
The trial resumes on Wednesay.