A Virginia man pleaded responsible to setting hearth to the automobiles and residential of the mother and father of a lady he had beforehand been convicted of stalking.

A Virginia man pleaded guilty to setting fire to the automobiles and residential of the mother and father of a lady he had beforehand been convicted of stalking.

In Loudoun County Circuit Court on Thursday, Julian Darius Karapetkov pleaded responsible to 2 offenses associated to a 2022 home hearth in Sterling.

Karapetkov was initially charged with two counts of tried homicide by arson, burning or destroying a home, burning or destroying property price greater than $1,000 and stalking in September 2022, however has pleaded responsible to 2 prices of burning or destroying private property.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue mentioned it acquired a name for a home hearth on Whittingham Circle in Sterling at about 4 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2022. Loudoun and Fairfax County firefighters arrived to search out two automobiles on hearth within the driveway and hearth coming from the entrance of the home.

The two residents of the house have been capable of escape unhurt and firefighters extinguished the hearth shortly, however not earlier than an estimated $200,000 of damages had already been finished. Fire investigators discovered proof that an accelerant was used to set the automobiles and home on hearth.

Karapetkov was arrested by the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office eight days later.

A 19-year-old George Mason University pupil on the time, Karapetkov had beforehand been discovered responsible of stalking the daughter of the hearth victims earlier that same year, according to WUSA9.

Karapetkov is being held on the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center with out bond.

His sentencing listening to will happen in July 2024.

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