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Woman gets suspended sentence for house fire

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 22 2013 08:07:24 AM MDT
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HAMILTON, Mont. -

A 37-year-old Stevensville woman has been convicted of felony arson for setting fire to a house last April while her boyfriend and children were inside.
    
The Ravalli Republic reports Priscilla Ann Keim was convicted Thursday and received a three-year deferred sentence. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but has already served 113. She also was ordered to pay over $57,000 in restitution.
    
Prosecutors said Keim accused her boyfriend of having an affair with her oldest daughter and splashed some Coleman fuel on the ground. The boyfriend was able to get the can away from her and went inside to cook dinner.
    
A short time later, Keim reportedly came into the house saying she'd set the garage on fire. No one was injured. The house was a total loss.