Williamsburg man accused of setting fire resulting in death of dog accepts plea agreement

  • Source: Corbin Times Tribune
  • Published: 09/06/2018 01:08 PM

A Williamsburg man accused of burglarizing a home before setting a fire that resulted in the death of a dog accepted an agreement with prosecutors Tuesday, allowing him to enter a plea in the case in exchange for a lesser sentence. Timothy L. Canada, 42, appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for a final pretrial conference Tuesday before his Sept. 6 jury trial date, though the trial has now been set aside following Canada’s decision to enter a guilty plea to charges of second-degree burglary, first-degree arson, first-degree criminal mischief, torture of a dog and second-degree persistent felony offender. In exchange for Canada’s plea, prosecutors offered a sentence of 10 years each for the first two counts and five years each for the counts of first-degree criminal mischief and torture of a dog, with all those sentences to be served concurrently — or at the same time — for a total of 10 years.


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