Man charged with murder in connection to fatal Tulare mobile home fire

TULARE, Calif. (KFSN) -- A 25-year-old man is facing murder charges in connection to the death of a 74-year-old woman found in a Tulare mobile home fire.

The Tulare County District Attorney's Office says a number of criminal charges, including first-degree murder, felony elder abuse and arson, have been against Anthony Barra.

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Authorities believe Barra tortured and killed Carol Hendon during a burglary before lighting her mobile home on fire to cover it up.

Barra also faces second-degree felony burglary of a vehicle and several misdemeanor counts.

He's currently in custody.

If convicted, Barra faces a potential maximum sentence of death or life in prison.

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