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Judge calls case of man burned alive 'ugly and disturbing'

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Juan Lloyd and Brandon Oldham Juan Lloyd and Brandon Oldham
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A judge didn't hold back during an arraignment hearing for two men accused of burning a man alive.

He called the crimes "ugly and disturbing."

"These allegations are so disturbing: allegedly to light a person on fire while he was still alive and cause the death," Jefferson County District Court David L. Holton II said, before setting bond at $1 million for both Brandon Oldham and Juan Lloyd.

Oldham and Lloyd are accused of beating 49-year-old Edward Vinson before killing him by setting him on fire on Sunday.

Judge Holton also said Lloyd took the victim's clothes and threw them in a trash can. He's also charged with tampering with physical evidence.

The judge called Lloyd a "danger" and a "fire risk."

In court, Oldham pleaded for the judge to look at his hands, claiming they didn't have the injuries he would have sustained during the murder.

Ten years ago, Oldham was convicted of kidnapping and received a 10-year sentence.

Today, not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of both men.

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