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Accomack County Arsonists Deemed Competent For Trial

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Tonya Bundick, pictured, and fiance Charles Smith III are being charged in connection with several of the arsons.
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Tonya Bundick, pictured, and fiance Charles Smith III are being charged in connection with several of the arsons.

Charles R. Smith and Tonya Bundick have been charged with setting more than 77 arson fires in Accomack County on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

A psychological evaluation ordered by the court, found that while the two are severely depressed, they are not clinically insane and are therefore mentally stable enough to stand before a judge and jury.

The couple admitted to and are charged with setting almost all of the 77 arson fires set in Accomack County over a five month period earlier this year. They were arrested on April 2.

Both have been denied numerous requests for bond and are both being held in separate cells in the Accomack County jail.

Attorneys for the couple had hoped to have the evaluations sealed by the court system, but the judge denied the request.


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