Evaluation needed before arsonist sentenced

February 06, 2010

A man who was convicted of arson in a fire at his ex-girlfriend's apartment will be sentenced after a psychological evaluation. Wayne Dougherty, 46, of Hampstead was convicted Wednesday in Carroll County Circuit Court. He was ordered held without bail until sentencing. Dougherty was accused of setting a three-alarm blaze that displaced the residents of 12 units in a Westminster apartment complex July 12. Two people were treated for minor injuries. Damage to the structure and its contents was estimated at $450,000.

- Associated Press

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