OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. —
Police said a man was locked up after he was accused of trying to kill sex offenders.
Officers said he tried to set the men on fire.
Jorge Porto-Sierra has been formally charged with four counts of attempted premeditated murder.
Osceola County detectives said the 50-year-old confessed to deputies he tried to kill multiple people at the Friendly Village Inn on Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway.
After his March 7 arrest, Porto-Sierra said he arrived at the motel to “barbecue all the child molesters on fire and kill them.”
WESH 2 News confirmed at least two of the four victims are convicted sexual offenders.
Witnesses told deputies Porto-Sierra made several threats, screaming, “I’m going to kill you, child molester,” and allegedly began throwing gasoline on their front door.
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