Man receives 5-year sentence for setting church fires

GARDENDALE, AL (WBRC) - Donny Ray Horton, of Georgia, has been sentenced to five years in prison for mail fraud and arson connected to two fires at a Gardendale church.

The fires happened last April.

According to court documents, Horton took a $78,000 deposit to install seating in the church and then twice set fires to delay installation because he never ordered the seats.

A judge also ordered Horton to pay more than $400,000 in fines and restitution.

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