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Federal charges filed against Luther Trent after plea deal thrown out

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An arsonist who publicly disagreed with his own plea deal is now facing federal charges.

On Thursday, Luther Moody Trent, 21, was charged with malicious destruction of property used in and affecting interstate commerce by fire, in connection with an arson at his ex-girlfriend’s home.

According to officials, on May 21, 2021, firefighters responded to an overnight house fire on Linden Avenue in Baltimore.

Trent’s ex-girlfriend and two roommates were inside of the home at the time of the fire.

In an earlier plea, Trent admitted to setting the fire, and was sentenced to time served: five months. A Baltimore judge vacated the plea deal on Thursday.

Warren Brown, a top defense attorney in the Baltimore area joins Dr. Kaye to discuss the case and the justice system.