Raymond Lee Oyler To be Charged with with murder & arson in connection with the California wildfire


Person of interest, Raymond Lee Oyler, will be charged with five counts of first-degree Raymond Lee Oylermurder, 11 counts of arson and 10 counts of use of an incendiary device for his involvement in the Esperanza wildfire that killed initially four firefighters and then a fifth one who suffered from burns over 95% of his body.  Investigators interviewed Raymond Lee Oyler on October 27, 2006 and served a search warrant on his Beaumont residence Monday. There is no reason why prosecutors should not seek the death penalty for the deaths of five heroic firefights. This was a deliberate act of arson, life in prison is too good for someone who would knowingly and willfully set fires that would affect so many people’s lives and cause death.

California authorities have recommended Raymond Lee Oyler be charged with murder, arson and other crimes in connection with the Esperanza wildfire that killed five firefighters.


Prosecutors will file the charges against Oyler in court Thursday, which will include five counts of first-degree murder, 11 counts of arson and 10 counts of use of an incendiary device. (Fox News)

Raymond Lee Oyler had been a suspect in two previous wild fires that were set over the summer.

Oyler, 37, of Beaumont, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of arson connected to several fires in the banning Pass area this spring. Until today he was considered a “person of interest” but not a suspect in the Esperanza Fire. He was interviewed on Friday and a search warrant was served on his home Monday. (Press Enterprise)

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Pictutes of the devastation that was caused by arson.

Posted November 2, 2006 by
Arson, Crime, Murder | 5 comments

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    5 Responses to “Raymond Lee Oyler To be Charged with with murder & arson in connection with the California wildfire”

    1. joe bear on November 2nd, 2006 4:22 pm

      Is burning at the Stake still legal?It seems appropiate.Joe

    2. molly on November 2nd, 2006 10:41 pm

      If found guilty, I think he should join
      Joan of Arc at the burning stake. I will
      be happy to furnish the fuel and matches.
      Me and joe bear can video it and sell the
      film and and give the money to the families

    3. MIss-Underestimated on November 3rd, 2006 1:57 pm

      I pray that the fire fighters suffering was a at minimum. Being burned over 90 percent of your body, how horrific the pain must have been to Pablo and the others.

      The laws should be strictly enforced on this creep.

    4. Scared Monkeys on November 3rd, 2006 9:16 pm

      [...] The charges against Raymond Lee Oyler just got a bit more difficult for him to explain. A car linked to Oyler was spotted near at least 10 other arsons. Yesterday, Raymond Lee Oyler was charged with murder and arson by prosecutors as they stated “the evidence against him as overwhelming”, but they have not provided details. [...]

    5. Patti on November 5th, 2006 3:22 pm

      It looks like he’s been crying and he doesn’t have any
      clothes on. Gee… Maybe he won’t have to wait til
      he gets to jail to get all messed up…

      And where are his clothes? California! Oh, never mind…

      Someone needs to give him a lesson or two in conservation
      and ecology. What a dirt-bag.

      “Life in Prison” Save our People And our Forests

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