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A despicable act of arson that left eight horses dead in Morgan County, may be a hate crime.
On April 24, 2011, late Easter Sunday, someone set fire to Brent Whitehouse's barn at 874 West Richards Road in McConnelsville, Ohio.
The fire was so hot, it melted a tractor that was inside the barn.
Whitehouse said he tried to save his horses, but he couldn't get the doors open. The barn was engulfed in flames within five minutes, said the distraught owner.
The arsonist(s) spray painted the words "fags are freaks" and "burn in hell" on the outside of barn's walls.
The owner, Brent Whitehouse, is gay.
The FBI is investigating.