A Los Angeles man accused of intentionally setting a tent ablaze on skid row, killing a homeless man, was charged Wednesday with capital murder.

Jonathan Early, 38, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom in connection with the death of the 62-year-old man.

The victim was identified by the District Attorney’s Office as Dwayne Fields, but officials with the Los Angeles Community Action Network — a group working to combat homelessness and provide services for the poor — said the victim was Darrell Fields, a long-time skid row resident.

The murder charge includes the special circumstance allegation of murder involving the infliction of torture, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty against Early.

Early allegedly set the tent ablaze near Sixth and San Pedro Streets on Monday night and was taken into custody a short time later. Fields died the following morning as a result of his injuries.

Police have not disclosed a motive for the attack, which remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division and the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section.

According to LA CAN, at the time of his death, Fields “was working on numerous projects to elevate the healing power of arts and culture in skid row.”

The group plans to hold a vigil at 6 p.m. at 838 E. Sixth St. “to celebrate the life, mastery and artistic vision of Darrell.”

“All are encouraged to attend as we recount his countless contributions, conduct a silent procession to his residence and place of death and call on the community to do more for one another,” according to LA CAN.

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