Two wanted for Lexington arson arrested

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two suspects wanted in connection to a house fire last year are now behind bars. And police say the two were asked to set that fire.

Angel and China Benitez were taken into custody on Wednesday.

According to court documents, the owner of the property, also identified as China’s mother, was heard talking to them about burning down the home for insurance purposes.

Documents say Angel Benitez was promised a shopping spree and clothing for setting the fire.

Documents also say he and China Benitez took items out of the home and replaced it with broken items to make it look like someone was living in the home.

Police say Angel vandalized the home two days before setting it on fire to make it look someone was retaliating against them.

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