Martin Espinoza claims innocence on Facebook after "my mother's house f*cking burned down"

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Martin Espinoza has been formally charged with 55 counts in relation to a giant condominium fire in Adams County that forced hundreds of people out of their homes.

But in a sprawling post shared on his Facebook page, Espinoza, twenty, claims his innocence, complains about being singled out as a suspect by authorities and laments that "my mother's house fucking burned down that day."

Photos, video and the entire Facebook post below.

The fire sparked on March 4, engulfing the Corona Village condominium complex located near 88th and Corona in Adams County, as seen in this image from CBS4's coverage.

Suspicion in regard to the blaze, which destroyed a dozen condos and damaged half-a-dozen more, quickly focused on Espinoza, who'd been spotted on the day of the conflagration -- and scented, too. Investigators cited by the station maintain that he smelled of fire and lighter fluid.

Court documents further maintain that Espinoza, who allegedly made a habit of playing with fire in his youth, had just been thrown out of a condo owned by his mom. She's said to have left his belongings outside near a propane tank and some firewood.

A photo of Espinoza from his Facebook page.
Two days later, on March 6, Espionza posted about his status as a suspect on his Facebook page.

According to him, he'd been hauled in to the police station for questioning "because I was one of the first ones on scene," and after waiting for hours, he told his story -- and was promptly informed that "I had not been completely honest."

This contention clearly frustrated Espinoza: "My mother's house fucking burned down that day and the detectives who had questioned me kept accusing me as being the cause of it."

Another CBS4 image from the scene.
They also demanded that Espinoza provide them with the clothes he'd worn, so the items could be tested.

At first, Espinoza maintains that he was offered sweats after shedding his garb, but then a detective said, "'Don't give him sweats,' and handed me paper clothing."

The outfit only contributed to him becoming an object of abuse, he claims.

Continue for more about the charges against Martin Espinoza, including photos and a video.

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guarantee they wouldn't do this to a female.

Evelyn Maria
Evelyn Maria

They let him leave when he wreaked of chemicals? Great it seems all the major crimes lately were by repeat offenders.

Mandee Carter
Mandee Carter

Did you ever cover the incident that happened in cap hill may of last year? I saw nothing about it anywhere, and it was pretty shitty.

David Judd
David Judd

You'd think journalists would have better grammar

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