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    Default 3 Set Church Fires as Joke, Agents Say...

    Thursday, March 09, 2006
    CAROL ROBINSON and VAL WALTON
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    Three Birmingham college students charged in a spree of church burnings set the first two fires at rural Baptist churches "as a joke" and, thrilled by the sound of firetrucks, torched three more, investigators say.

    Four days later, on Feb. 7, four more churches were burned in an attempt to distract investigators, a federal complaint says.

    Russell Lee DeBusk Jr., 19, of Hoover and Benjamin Nathan Moseley, 19, of Grayson Valley, both students at Methodist-affiliated Birmingham-Southern College, were arrested early Wednesday at the college campus and are being held in federal custody without bond.

    The third suspect, UAB junior pre-med student Matthew Lee Cloyd, 20, of Indian Springs, was arrested at his apartment Wednesday afternoon. He too is being held without bond.

    Hundreds of investigators combed through about 1,000 leads, interviewed 1,500 people and inspected 500 cars since the first fires. But the break came down to a set of tires on Cloyd's vehicle.

    Tire tracks said to be from BF Goodrich All Terrain TA KO tires were found at six churches.

    A search of records at Pelham's Cahaba Tire led agents to Kimberly Cloyd, who told agents she bought the tires for a 2000 Toyota 4Runner driven by her son.

    Cloyd first told his mother he wasn't involved but knew who did it, according to federal court records. When questioned by his father, Michael, the younger Cloyd said he knew who did it and that he was there.

    The first series of fires damaged two churches and destroyed three in Bibb County. The second series destroyed four churches across Pickens, Sumter and Greene counties. A 10th fire, Feb. 11 in nearby Lamar County, was determined to accidental, investigators said Wednesday. All the churches were Baptist.

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    We'll see how much they laugh when Butch is throwing one up their ass in prison......
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    Idiots.

    I guess it really is possible for people to be too stupid.
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    A joke. Good one.
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    i hope the brothers kick their white cracker asses

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    Quote Originally Posted by lal5150
    i hope the brothers kick their white cracker asses


    A majority of the churches burned were prodominately white churches. I personally just think they didn't want to pass GO or anything.....they wanted the GO TO HELL FREE card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by map57


    A majority of the churches burned were prodominately white churches. I personally just think they didn't want to pass GO or anything.....they wanted the GO TO HELL FREE card.
    I don't know about you guys, but a lot of the time when I was bored and wanted to play a joke, I often thought it would be pretty funny to set some churches on fire.

    What is wrong with these idiots?! I agree with ZeoHalen, they'll think it's funny when they're getting thrown the big bone from Butch, Bubba, or whoever else wants them to be their bitches.
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    I've heard so far that if charged (one has already confessed), they could get a minimum of 5 years per church. My guess is that they will get a long sentence, but might get paroll much earlier.

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    Burning Down The Church
    (Parody of Burning Down the House by Talking Heads)


    Watch out
    Some Bozo’s lit the altar
    Kooks and crazies
    Someone wake the pastor

    Why would anybody try
    Burning down a church?

    Guess what?
    Your afterlife is over
    Not nice
    Hell’s got some nasty weather

    You just went and pissed God off
    Burnin’ down His house!

    The Ten Commandments first appeared
    When Moses brought those tablets down
    He made the rules pretty clear
    Love your neighbor, Mom and Dad
    And don’t swear when you get mad
    And don’t set churches on fire!

    God’s house
    It’s such a holy temple
    Stop now
    You’re lower than a pimple

    Saint Peter ought to break your knees
    For burnin’ down a church!

    Bob and Joe and Spike and Brad
    Are washin’ cars and wipin’ tires
    Getting’ people together
    Maybe you could lend a hand
    And make up for some sins you’ve had
    And save your butt from the fire


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