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Tewksbury Man Convicted Of Fire-Bombing Girlfriend's Car

Defendant torched car using "Molotov Cocktail."

A 24-year-old Tewksbury man is facing potential jail time after being convicted last week of fire-bombing his girlfriend's car in 2011.

Carlo Huacon was found guilty by a jury in Lowell Superior Court of malicious burning, possession of an incendiary device, throwing an incendiary device and violating a restraining order, according to an article appearing in the Lowell Sun.

His sentencing has been scheduled for March 7.

According to authorities, the defendant and the victim entered into a relationship in the beginning of 2008. Soon into the relationship, the defendant allegedly began to abuse the victim. In March 2011, the defendant and the victim engaged in a verbal confrontation inside the apartment that she shared with her children, her brother, and her elderly mother. 

The victim’s mother allegedly witnessed the assault and heard the threat and asked the defendant to leave the apartment.  At this time, the defendant allegedly assaulted the victim’s mother with a butcher knife and threatened to blow up the apartment.  The victim’s mother immediately called 911 and the defendant was arrested by Lowell Police.

On July 29, authorities allege that the defendant sent a threatening text message to the victim, which was a violation of the restraining order the victim had taken out against the defendant in March. Approximately thirty minutes later, the victim observed that her motor vehicle headlights had been smashed. Security cameras at the victim’s place of employment captured a car, similar to the defendant’s, leaving the parking lot. Later that evening, the victim observed the defendant walking near her home and notified the police.

On July 30, the victim’s landlord discovered an unexploded Molotov cocktail on the front lawn of the victim’s apartment.  Authorities allege that the defendant threw the device at the victim’s car, cracking the windshield.  Authorities also allege that the defendant scratched an offensive word into the hood of the victim’s car.

According to Leone, on Sept. 9, the victim’s brother allegedly witnessed the defendant light a second Molotov cocktail and throw it at the victim’s car.  The device exploded, causing a fire and damage to the victim’s car.

The jury found Huacon not guilty of assault with a dangerous weapon, as well as a second count of possession of an incendiary device, and a second count of throwing an incendiary device, according to the Lowell Sun article.

Charges of assault and battery, stalking, and malicious destruction of property had been dismissed previously.

 

Honest Joe February 12, 2013 at 12:32 AM
I am confused.........why does the Title of this article state "Tewksbury Man Convicted Of Fire-Bombing Girlfriend's Car", but then the 2nd to last paragraph of this article states "The jury found Huacon not guilty of assault with a dangerous weapon, as well as a second count of possession of an incendiary device, and a second count of throwing an incendiary device, according to the Lowell Sun article." Was he convicted or not?
Ed walker February 12, 2013 at 03:22 AM
I was just asking myself the same thing?
Bill Gilman (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 04:03 AM
He had been charged with two counts (two separate incidents) of possession of an incendiary device and throwing an incendiary device.
Dave February 12, 2013 at 04:52 PM
The courts will not protect anyone the best protection is to receive fire arms training and apply for a LTC and then purchase a crime stopper, this is only true way to protect your life and loved ones.
Steevo February 12, 2013 at 08:41 PM
I completely agree Dave - the courts and the police. This young woman and family should have the immediate means to defend their lives if necessary. It appears this guy should be behind bars and for a long time.

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