More charges for suspect in deadly arson

July 31, 2009 12:34:05 PM PDT
Action News has learned that a Chester County man will face additional charges in a string of arsons in Coatesville.George Donkewicz, 23, was arrested in December of last year for setting a fire that killed Irene Kempest, 83.

Investigators now say they believe Donkewicz set four other fires last year and one back in June 2007.

In all, he's charged with setting the fires at the following locations:

-308 Charles Street on June 18, 2007

-74 W. 5th Street on July 16, 2008

-337 Lemon Street on August 22, 2008

-201 Madison Street on November 12, 2008

No one was injured in those fires.

Donkewicz faces a prelminary hearing on the new charges on Monday, August 3rd.


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