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Colorado man pleads guilty to setting fires, animal deaths

April 8, 2019

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to setting a barn fire that killed six horses and a dog.

The Denver Post reports that 38-year-old Earnest Sunday Maynes pleaded guilty Friday in Jefferson County District Court to two counts of arson, eight counts of animal cruelty and one count of criminal mischief.

Prosecutors say Maynes set eight fires at different locations in the Denver suburb of Lakewood in April 2018.

Authorities say a witness told police she observed Maynes setting small fires and saying “gonna blow things up” and “want to watch the world burn” a week before the fire at the barn that held the animals.

Authorities say that because of prior felony convictions, Maynes is not eligible for probation.

Court records say his sentencing is scheduled for May 24.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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