Man admits setting 9 fires in his neighborhood, gets 2…

FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) – A 44-year-old Louisiana man has admitted setting nine fires in his neighborhood – the last six on his own street.

Authorities say he confessed while being interviewed about the last fire, which was set in a car outside his home.

Prosecutors announced Wednesday that Herman Thomas of Bogalusa unexpectedly pleaded guilty to arson at his arraignment on Monday.

District Attorney Warren Montgomery says Thomas was sentenced to six years for aggravated arson, with four years suspended, and two years each for the fires. The sentences run concurrently, so that amounts to two years in prison without parole.


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