What are the charges against Zachary Salinas? Austin man accused of killing roommate and starting house fire


Specialists as of late captured 31-year-old Zachary Salinas and accused him of first-degree murder after he was associated with killing John Ryan Kern (36). He additionally supposedly endeavored to torch the house to annihilate proof, which procured him one count of first-degree pyromania and one count of proof altering.

Police officers guaranteed that Kern was wounded and surrendered to his wounds not long after. The episode occurred on Sunday at Meridian Oaks Path, a little before 11 pm neighborhood time.

Zachary Salinas has now been set up for the Travis Area Prison on doubt of killing Kern. Police additionally found that Salinas and Kern were flat mates, and the 911 guest was the nephew of the person in question. Specialists are currently attempting to uncover more data about the appalling occasion that occurred on the day the casualty was lethally cut.

As per the Austin Police Division, on Sunday, Austin Local group of fire-fighters officials got a report of a fire in the house on Meridian Oaks path. Upon landing in the home, they found 36-year-old John Ryan Kern harmed inside the house. Kern allegedly had cutting injuries when specialists tracked down him, yet he was as yet alive. Nonetheless, he capitulated to his wounds before long.

Examiners then addressed the one who called 911. The man recognized himself as Kern’s flat mate and furthermore his nephew. The nephew supposedly called 911 to report a fire in the home.

Policing before long found that there was a third flat mate who lived in the house, and this was 31-year-old Zachary Salinas. Upon additional examination, officials reasoned that Salinas could be answerable for Kern’s passing.

Officials found Salinas nearby and ultimately captured him for supposedly killing Kern and afterward attempting to torch the house in the 9000 block of Meridian Oak Path to dispose of the proof.

Police accepted that Salinas’ essential thought process was to annihilate any proof present in the house after he supposedly cut Kern to death. Hence, Zachary Salinas was accused of first-degree murder, first-degree pyro-crime, and altering proof. Police are right now attempting to find the course of occasions that prompted Salinas purportedly killing his flat mate.

NEW INFO: A man has been arrested after a fire Sunday night.

Zachary Salinas stabbed a man to death in the home and later set the home on fire to try and hide the evidence. https://t.co/LWidIloPwU

— Pamela Comme (@commepamela) March 21, 2023

The 31-year-old is being held without bond.

Austin Police have likewise encouraged general society to reach them assuming that they have any data with respect to the terrible occurrence. They further referenced that one can likewise furnish them with unknown tips through the Capital Region Wrongdoing Plugs Program. The case is as of now being scrutinized.

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