Arsonist responsible for fatal Burlington Township fire pleads guilty

BURLINGTON TWP, NJ – The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office announced today that 23-year-old Newlin Evans has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in an arson-related death case.

On April 20, 2022, firefighters were called to a fire inside the Tara Hall Apartment Complex on Egbert Street. During the course of the firefighting operation, the body of 22-year-old Camryn Powell was found.

Evans, who suffered burns, fled the scene and ultimately was transported to Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia for treatment.

During their investigation, detectives learned that Evans cut the screen of a ground floor apartment, broke the window and threw material soaked in gasoline that he had lit on fire into the unit.

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Evans was denied pre-trial release and has been in custody since his arrest last year.