William J. Matthews, 40, was arrested Monday for investigation of starting an Everett apartment fire that left one woman dead and displaced 20 tenants. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

William J. Matthews, 40, was arrested Monday for investigation of starting an Everett apartment fire that left one woman dead and displaced 20 tenants. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

Man says he started deadly Everett fire as a ‘cry for help’

A homeless man with mental health issues confessed to the fatal Everett fire of Dec. 21.

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