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Man captured in California, charged in Montbello murder and arson

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 16:51:17-04

DENVER – A man was formally charged Friday with murder and arson for allegedly killing a man in Montbello in July, then setting fire to his body and the home where the man was killed days later.

Delshon Giles, 22, was recently captured in Los Angeles after he fled the state following the alleged murder.

Police found the body of Walter Bracken, 39, burning on the side of the road near the intersection of Elgin Place and Andrews Drive July 24. He was allegedly killed by Giles the day before following an altercation.

Giles is also accused of setting fire to the home where he allegedly killed Bracken days later.

He is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree arson and second-degree arson. A court day has not been set as Giles awaits extradition from California.

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