A young white man has been jailed for 25 years for burning down three historic black churches in the US state of Louisiana last year.
He said he had burnt the churches to boost his reputation within his favoured music scene.
A judge found the attacks had not been racially motivated but said they evoked memories of a “dark time in history.”
White supremacists attacked black churches during America’s civil rights era.
The three churches Matthews burnt were St Mary Baptist Church in Port
Barre, Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas, between 26 March and 4 April. END