Suspect charged with murder, arson for mobile home park fire

Jabez Bobo
Jabez Bobo(Genesee County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Mar. 7, 2023 at 7:39 AM EST
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FLINT, Mich. (WNEM) - A 21-year-old Flint resident has been charged with open murder and arson for a mobile home park fire.

Jabez Bobo has been charged for the fire that broke out at Elms Mobile Home Park, 2801 S. Dort Highway in Flint, on Feb. 25.

Flint Firefighter Ricky Hill, Jr. died after suffering a heart attack while responding to the fire.

“We believe the suspect willfully burned the structure at 2801 S. Dort Highway,” Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said. “Under Michigan law, the willful burning is arson and the firefighter’s heart attack is a physical injury. Therefore, it’s first-degree arson.”

Leyton elaborated his office charged Bobo with open murder because Hill “died during the perpetration of the arson.”

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