SHOCK CRIME!! Teenager Pours GAS On 85-Year-Old Man . . . Then LIGHTS HIM ON FIRE . . . And Burns The OLD MAN TO DEATH!!

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Police in Birmingham, Alabama, arrested an 18-year-old man and charged him with a HORRIBLE crime - the torching and murder of an 85-year-old man named Gene Emory Dacus.

Thomas Sims has been charged with capital murder and is being held without bond.

Birmingham police Chief A.C. Roper told WBRC6, "This homicide shocks the conscience of any reasonable person. Our hearts are hurting for the victim, his family and our community.

"The suspect actually confessed to this crime but we have not received any logical justification to explain what happened."

Investigators say Mr. Gene and the teen suspect had got into an altercation before the attack.