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A Hudson Valley man was charged with arson and animal cruelty in connection with a fire at his parents’ home that killed the family dog.
Brett Bayo, 29-year-old Orange County, Greenville city, was arrested by New York State Police for third degree arson and aggravated animal cruelty, both crimes.
According to trooper Steven Nevel, an investigation found that Bayo set fire to his parents’ home on Thursday, September 23.
His parents were not home at the time of the fire. The family dog did not survive the fire.
Bayo was transported to Garnet Health for a mental health evaluation.
He was released on his own to appear in court next month.
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