OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A 58-year-old suspect was charged with the murder in the gruesome March murder of William Vann, who died after a fire, authorities said.
Oakland Police said Andre Weston had been arrested and is being held for murder.
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“The investigation revealed that there was a confrontation between the victim Vann and the suspect Weston, at the time Weston doused Vann with an accelerator and then set him on fire, which ultimately caused his death,” the homicide investigator said of the police Oakland, Robert Winterhart. “This terrible death was pointless and those responsible will be held accountable.”
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Investigators said the incident occurred at 8:07 p.m. on March 3, at Block 500 on Douglas Ave.
When officers arrived on site, they found 58-year-old Vann badly burned, beaten and stabbed to death before being set on fire.
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Vann was transported to the Saint Frances Burn Unit in San Francisco and listed in critical condition. After five days in the intensive care unit, Vann succumbed to his injuries.