New details are emerging about the man accused of misleading police in their investigation of the murders of a mother and three kids in West Brookfield.
Sgt. Joel Davis with the Maine State Fire Marshal's office told Western Mass News that 31-year-old Mathew Locke was convicted of arson in that state.
The agency noted that Locke set a mobile home on fire back in 2010 and pleaded guilty to arson.
In Massachusetts, Locke is accused of lying to police, allegedly telling them members of a gang were to blame for the murders of Sara Bermudez and three children - Madison, 8, James, 6, and Michael, 2 - earlier this month.
Locke is related to the family.
To be clear, no arrests have been made in connection with the murders.
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