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MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — According to a Morgan County Investigator, Nicholas Clay Lamons confessed to setting his bedroom on fire which led to his mother’s death and two others being hospitalized.

Authorities say, during an interrogation the 16-year-old later admitted to starting the fire and leaving the residence.  Nicholas told officers he later returned to the burning home, however, he did not call 911 or make an effort to notify others.

Law enforcement say they later found Nicholas in Somerville, asleep in the family’s van.

He was booked into Morgan County Jail with a bond set at $500,000.