JOHN LAWSON Serial Arsonist Pleads Guilty, Sentenced To 40 Years In Jail
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jan. 20, 2012 5:07 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A serial arsonist was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday. John Lawson has now been convicted of five arsons, including the latest one - in Charleston last July. The plea deal blocks prosecutors from going after him as a repeat offender, but Assistant Prosecutor Fred Giggenbach says federal authorities are looking at his possible involvement in a Texas nursing home fire that caused five deaths.
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