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Wife's statement puts man in prison for arson

By Associated Press
Published On: May 09 2014 08:00:22 AM MDT
Updated On: May 09 2014 02:31:36 PM MDT
KALISPELL, Mont. -

A man convicted of arson is going to prison after his wife convinced a Flathead County judge he should receive a harsher penalty than called for in a plea agreement.
    
District Judge David Ortley sentenced 40-year-old Daniel English on Thursday to five years in Montana State Prison and 10 years of probation.
    
A plea agreement had recommended five years with the state Department of Corrections instead of the state prison, followed by five years of probation.
    
English was convicted of arson after pouring gas in his trailer home and lighting it on fire in 2013.
    
His wife, Mindy English, says her husband shows no remorse. She says she didn't think it was fair for him to not receive prison time after burning down a home.