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Long Island Man Facing Murder Charges, Accused Of Setting Body On Fire

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A Long Island man is accused of murdering someone and setting the body on fire Saturday.

Officers were sent to a home on Mastic Boulevard West in Shirley around 2:30 a.m. for a report of a fire in a backyard.

Suffolk County police say when they arrived at the scene, they found a body burning on the property.

Twenty-year-old Peter Pendzinski, a resident of the home, is facing second-degree murder charges. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries and will be arraigned at a later date.

The victim has not yet been identified. Police say an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.



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