BREWSTER - Disturbing details of arson suspect Adam Finnegan are starting to come to light. Finnegan, 29, of Brewster is charged with burning the Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church Thursday morning. He is being held at the Brewster Police station on $10,000 bail pending arraignment on Monday in Orleans District Court on a charge of burning a building.
His family released a statement reading in part: ""Our son is mentally ill. He lived with us on a temporary basis, as we tried to get him help for his illness. He has been in and out of psychiatric inpatient care, but time and time again throughout the years as we have looked to mental health professionals and authorities for help we were told there is nothing further they can do. It saddens us greatly that the mental health system in this country is so broken." The family offered their thoughts and prayers to the congregation and the community.
Meanwhile, social media is providing some insight into Finnegan and a possible motive. A website listing books reportedly read by Finnegan include volumes on Satanism and devil worshiping. A Facebook page attributed to Finnegan contains multiple photos purported to be Finnegan making obscene gestures.
Benefit slated for Twin Lights skipper's family
PROVINCETOWN - A family fund benefit and silent auction has been scheduled for the family of Captain Jean Frottier. Frottier, 69, (right) is presumed lost at sea after his vessel "Twin Lights" capsized when the nets became entangled and sank shortly thereafter (see original story here). His mate, Eric Rego, was rescued by another nearby fishing vessel.
In coordination with the celebration of Jean's life, friends will be holding a benefit for the Frottier family. It will include a silent auction and raffle, banquet and music. The funds raised will go toward assisting Jean's daughter, Annalise, a freshman at UMass Amherst, in continuing her education.
The event will be held on Sunday December 16th at 2 p.m. at the Hot L Bar & Grill at 350 Bradford Street in Provincetown.
If you would like to make a contribution to the auction please contact:
Jaime Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org or 774-353-8608 or Linda Rego: 508-237-6326
Family photo via Facebook
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