Thomas Laperch arrest: Murdered musician William Burchett robbed, stabbed, burned (44)

Update: Yesterday, we told you about the arrest of Thomas Laperch after an arson call turned into a homicide investigation; see our previous coverage below.

Now, the victim in the incident has been identified as William Burchett, a 54-year-old musician best known for his work with a local band called the Resonatorz. Look below for more about Burchett, including posts by those who loved him, as well as additional details about the crime from the arrest affidavit.

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