Second accused in arson case pleads guilty

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A man who pled guilty to arson in Kehewin was granted release.

Bob Lee White requested a pre-sentence report after pleading guilty to arson by negligence in the Bonnyville Provincial Courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

White was charged after a serious fire in Kehewin on May 14. Bonnyville RCMP were called around 7:20 p.m. to the fire that had destroyed two holiday trailers after a disagreement between Colleen Badger and White took a turn for the worst.

Following an argument, Badger started a fire before heading inside a trailer.

White poured gasoline on the blaze, which spread to two holiday trailers, before leaving the scene.

Badger pled guilty to arson caused by negligence in July, and was sentenced to five months in custody and 12 months probation for her involvement.

On Oct. 16, White will appear in Bonnyville court for sentencing, after the completion of a pre-sentence report.

He was released from the Edmonton Remand Centre on Aug. 7 on a $1,100 no-cash deposit. Conditions include keeping the peace, being of good behaviour, remaining in Alberta, having no contact with Badger, and not possessing any weapons or explosives.

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