2 sentenced to more life terms in Texas fires
TYLER, Texas – A court has sentenced two men convicted in a series of church fires in Texas last year to additional life sentences after they pleaded guilty to starting two other blazes.
The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that 21-year-old Jason Bourque and 23-year-old Daniel McAllister made the pleas Friday. Bourque pleaded guilty to two counts of arson and was given two life sentences. McAllister pleaded guilty to one count and received one life sentence.
Both men have already been sentenced to life in prison after entering guilty pleas to other church arsons last year. The most recent sentences will be served concurrently to the other terms.
McAllister apologized to those in the courtroom.