Man who set girlfriend’s house on fire sentenced to 10 years

(Information from: The Spokesman-Review,

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane County man who set his ex-girlfriend’s house on fire while she slept inside has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty.

David E. Weimer was sentenced on Wednesday.

The Spokesman-Review says the 56-year-old Weimer pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree assault, arson and other charges in the May incident.

Law enforcement officers say Weimer, who had no prior criminal record, began sending threatening texts and emails to the woman after they broke up.

He went to the home on the night of May 7 and set four separate fires. A loud boom woke the woman, who was able to escape the flames. Weimer was arrested the next day.

He apologized in court for his actions.