NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - 22News has obtained the sound of Anthony Baye confessing to setting fires, recorded on January 4th, 2010.
There are audio files are from January 4, 2010 when two state police investigators question Baye for hours. During that time Baye admitted to setting some of the fires.
This is the confession that was thrown out by the Supreme Judicial Court, so the jury did not hear this audio or see the meeting between those investigators and Baye.
The court ruled the state troopers made " misrepresentations" to Baye while they interviewed him.
Mary Carey of the Northwestern District Attorney's office told 22News the prosecutors then dismissed the charges following his decision; they later indicted him again a week later.
Here is some of the audio from a ride with those investigators and Baye driving to the locations of the fires he set:
Sgt. Zipper: I don't know if we've ever asked you. What were you actually using to start, what were you using as a heat source to get the fires going?
Baye: Uh, just a lighter.
Sgt. Zipper: Is it the one you, you're carrying currently?
Baye: Um, probably not.
Sgt. Zipper: Well, do you know what you did with the lighter?
Baye: Um, I don't know. It's probably gone, I have a few.
There's also some other chilling audio on this same file from the 9-1-1 calls that came in the nights of the fires.