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Man wanted for Louisville murder behind bars in Dallas

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---A man wanted for murder in connection to a fire in Louisville is now behind bars in Dallas, Texas.

53-year-old Gerry Lawson was wanted for murder, arson, tampering with physical evidence, and abuse of a corpse.

Police say on March 3, he torched the Cypress Street house where Vernice Aniton lived.

The 64-year-old woman was found dead, and following an autopsy  police announced her death was suspicious.

On March 13th, police announced they were looking for Gerry Lawson.

According to the Dallas County Jail, Lawson is currently behind bars, and a bond has not yet been set.

A small memorial on Cypress Street is all that remains in the location where Aniton once lived.

"She's a real good-hearted person. She would do anything for anybody. It's just a sad shame that this happened to a person like that," says Ronnie Lawrence, the victim's stepbrother.

Aniton's step-brother, Ronnie Lawrence, says her death has taken a toll on the entire family.

"That's a senseless killing. To me, that's a senseless killing," says Ronnie Lawrence.

Aniton's step-brother says, after several months of waiting, he's just thankful for the recent news of Lawson's arrest, and is now ready for this case to move forward in court.

"I'm totally glad to hear that he's finally been caught. Because you can only run for so long, but I'm just glad it is happening," says Ronnie Lawrence.

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