Steven Shields advised detectives he was “on a mission,” referred to as himself “king” and that he has issues with the Catholic Church and referenced passages within the Bible’s E-book of Revelations.
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A person accused of setting a Florida church on hearth was being held with out bail Sunday on expenses that embrace tried second-degree homicide and arson.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Workplace charged Steven Shields, 23, on Saturday, hours after detectives say he plowed a minivan by means of the entrance door of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, doused the lobby with gasoline and set it on hearth, inflicting in depth harm.
A number of people have been inside getting ready for Mass when the assault occurred early Saturday, however nobody was damage.
In keeping with courtroom paperwork, Shields advised detectives he’s mentally ailing however had stopped taking his treatment, the Ocala Star-Banner reported.
Shields advised detectives what he did was “superior,” and he smiled and laughed, the affidavit mentioned. He advised detectives he was “on a mission,” referred to as himself “king” and that he has issues with the Catholic Church and referenced passages within the Bible’s E-book of Revelations.
Companies have been being held Sunday in one other a part of the church.
The Marion County Public Defender’s Workplace was closed Sunday and never accepting phone messages.
Ocala is about 80 miles (about 130 kilometers) north of Orlando.