L.A. Arson Suspect Faces Life

    Burning cars are shown at the site of an arson fire in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Friday Dec.30, 2011. An arsonist torched car after car early Friday, sending firefighters scrambling to put out more than a dozen blazes in Hollywood and neighboring West Hollywood. The fires started shortly after midnight and occurred over a four-hour span before dawn. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)

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    Harry Burkhart, the man suspected of the four-day Hollywood arson rampage, faces life in prison. Burkhart was arraigned yesterday on 37 felony counts of arson. Prosecutors said he was "motivated by his rage against Americans.” Burkhart, who is also being investigated in an arson case in his native Germany, appeared disheveled and distracted during his court hearing and is under suicide watch.

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