Man Convicted of Arson and Assault After Twice Admitting to the Crimes on Camera

56-year-old Anthony Domenico of Manila

56-year-old Anthony Domenico of Manila walking with an officer on August 18th of this year.

Press release from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office:

Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that yesterday a jury found 56-year-old Anthony Domenico of Manila guilty of arson of an inhabited structure and assault with a deadly weapon. Domenico could serve 9 years for these two felonies; sentencing is scheduled for December 14.

The charges stemmed from an incident on August 18 of this year in Manila, when the defendant assaulted Thomas Uber with a tree branch, knocking him to the ground and causing a 4-inch cut on his head. After Mr. Uber fled to call 911, his camp structure was set on fire. Mr. Uber lost most of his personal possessions in the fire. In responding to the arson report, Monica Petruzzelli of KIEM-News Channel 3 encountered the defendant, who twice admitted to arson on camera, when he thought the camera was off. The case was investigated by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department. Deputy District Attorney Trent Timm prosecuted the case with the assistance of District Attorney Investigator Marvin Kirkpatrick, Victim Witness Advocate Marybeth Bian and Arcata Fire District Battalion Chief Sean Campbell.

Earlier Chapter: Structure Fire in Manila

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18 comments

  • At least it looks like he took good care of his dog. Hopefully someone will give it a good home.

  • What a Scumbag.

  • Any links to the video confession?

    Don’t smoke marijuana, ok?

  • This heap of rubbish is your Manila, residents. Clean up your act out there….no excuse for that mess all over, none except benign neglect. Respect Yourself and your community or the menace in the photo will move in and stay….
    Sad!

  • Victor G. Flashman

    Your tax dollars at work…

  • Victor G. Flashman

    Thank god the growers who wrought this freaking mess, by attracting every drug-using bum in the western United States and Spain to Humboldt, will now have to PAY taxes on their products and their incomes…

  • The guy is moving up in the world he will have 3 meals and a bed .roof over his head a shower,and he won’t have to pay rent .I hope the dog is ok.

  • Whoa, whoa, whoa… they can use things you say on camera against you? When did this start?

  • Anthony looks like a pretty stout fellow. If he beat someone with a tree limb, I`d wager it was a good beating — something to remember for a while. Amazing how a thorough beating will result in an immediate and lasting attitude adjustment.

    • “Punk” in prison vernacular refers to a homosexual “girlfriend”. I.e. the “catcher”. Calling someone a “punk” who actually isn`t one is a very good way to be very quickly on the receiving end of a “shank”.

      Smoking the “Tee Hee Hee” strain of marijuana generally has the effect of a macho, manly man having a strong urge to be in the role of “punk”. Without prison, of course.

  • The criminal will get 20 years hard time, where someone will give him a good beating ” a good beating [beating on the criminal]— something to remember for a while. Amazing how a thorough beating [on domenico, the criminal] will result in an immediate and lasting attitude adjustment” for the criminal.

  • And for all you naysayers I’ve been here my whole life 52 years now what what

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