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Teen Accused Of Trying To Set Home On Fire With Family Inside

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A teenager has been charged with arson after police said he tried to set his own home on fire with his family inside.

Police said 18-year-old Martez Horton told his mother he "didn't care anymore," and started lighting paper on fire.

He also tried to use gasoline to spark a bigger blaze, but was unsuccessful.

Several people were inside, including an infant.

Horton was charged with arson and reckless endangerment.

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