Couple accused of starting house fire pleads guilty

A couple accused of setting their home on fire to get donations has plead guilty.

Charges against Debra and Anthony Poole were reduced.

Anthony Poole plead guilty to criminal mischief. He'll likely receive a one year sentence.

Debra Poole was given a 90 day sentence for attempting to commit criminal mischief but she received credit for time already served.

The fire heavily damaged the Pooles' home in Winchester, just before Christmas.

Seven children were inside at the time, but escaped.


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