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Harry Burkhart

Trouble Followed Accused L.A. Arsonist And His Mother In 3 Countries

AP | By GREG RISLING | Posted 03.08.2012 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- Wherever Dorothee and Harry Burkhart went, trouble followed the mother-and-son duo. Arsons in Los Angeles, Germany and possibly Canada...

WATCH: An Ode To Non-Fire Starting Germans

Posted 01.05.2012 | Los Angeles

German DJ Flula Borg is feeling really "embarrass" about the German-born man charged with lighting dozens of arson fires in Los Angeles. But Borg is n...

Darkness Shrouds Arson in L.A., Killings in Tucson

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

I wonder why it is that we would "like" to associate violent crime with mental illness. Is it because we do not want to face the possibility that any "normal" person is capable of a heinous act?

The Hero Who Put The Fire Out

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.03.2012 | Los Angeles

No, it wasn't a veteran detective or top cop who finally caught the man suspected of lighting 52 fires in Los Angeles since Friday. The hero is a real...

LA Cools Down After Arson Suspect Arrested

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD and GREG RISLING | Posted 03.04.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Harry Burkhart watched as his mother was arrested last week on fraud charges from their native Germany, and a day later he explode...