Criminal Law

Man Who Set Fire to Planned Parenthood in Illinois Sentenced to 10 Years Behind Bars

The man who pleaded guilty to setting a Planned Parenthood location on fire in Peoria, Ill., was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday.

Tyler Massengill pleaded guilty to burning the office in February. According to investigators, on Jan. 15, Massengill made a firebomb from what is believed to be a laundry detergent container filled with gasoline and placed it inside the office after lighting it on fire.

The resulting fire closed the Planned Parenthood location and caused about $1.45 million in damage. Massengill was ordered to pay for the damage in addition to being handed the prison sentence.

Read the source article at The Hill

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