Texas Boy, 12, Sentenced For Setting Fire That Killed His Brother

BURNET (November 22, 2013) A 12-year-old Texas boy has been sentenced to 13 years in custody for setting a mobile home fire that killed his little brother and injured his grandmother, the Burnet County Attorney's Office said.

The boy, whose name has not been released because he's a minor, pleaded guilty to capital murder on Nov. 8.

He was originally charged with arson in the fire that killed his 8-year-old brother.

The boy must serve the sentence in a Texas juvenile facility.

He'll be eligible for parole in 2020.

A hearing will be held at that time to determine his future custody status.


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