Second suspect charged in arson attack on pregnant woman

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Jonathan Miller (left) and Laquinn Phillips

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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — A second man has been arrested in connection with a September incident where a pregnant woman was set on fire.

The second suspect, Jonathan Edward Miller, 27, of Temple Hills, is accused of helping the woman’s boyfriend, Laquinn Phillips, set her on fire. Miller was arrested on November 2.

First responders were called to a Capitol Heights apartment fire around 11:45 a.m. on September 8 and found the victim, who had fled her apartment suffering from severe burns. She was able to give them information about the fire and who was responsible, which led to police identifying her boyfriend Laquinn Phllips, 34, as the prime suspect.

The victim was rushed to the hospital, where her baby was delivered. At the time, police reported them as being in critical condition. No update on their condition has been provided.

Prince George’s County Police found Phillips, and after one of their detectives spoke with him, he agreed to turn himself in. He was arrested outside of his home in Southeast DC shortly after.

Phillips is charged with attempted first and second degree murder, arson, assault, and several related charges.

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