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Wednesday January 20th, 2021 4:48PM

Son arrested for arson after mother dies in Georgia fire

By The Associated Press

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Police have charged a middle Georgia man with arson in a house fire that left his own mother dead.

Warner Robins police on Monday said they had arrested 28-year-old Spencer Bentley Brooks for first-degree arson.

Firefighters responded to the blaze around 1 a.m. Sunday. They found 57-year-old Lisa Rebecca Brooks dead.

Police in an earlier statement on Sunday said “a preliminary investigation suggests the blaze is an arson,” but did not describe Spencer Brooks’ alleged role in the fire. Investigators said Monday that Brooks was jailed after being medically evaluated. It's unclear if he has a lawyer representing him.

The Telegraph of Macon reports Spencer Brooks was paroled last month, according to Georgia prison records, after serving part of a 15-year sentence for aggravated-battery and shoplifting convictions related to 2017 crimes in Houston County. Brooks was also serving a concurrent sentence for convictions in Wilcox County for June 2018 crimes that include gun possession, burglary and theft.

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