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Mechanicsville man to serve 1 year in arson case

Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm

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After pleading no contest, a Mechanicsville man charged with arson for burning down his home in March will serve one year in a correctional facility.

Monday, Hon. Patricia Kelly, Circuit Court Judge, sentenced Glenn Broughman Jr. to five years, with four suspended. After being released, Broughman will remain on probation for three years.

After the sentencing, Kelly asked the defendant if he had any remarks he’d like to make.

Broughman cried out that he loves his children, who were both present in the audience.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephen Royalty presented evidence against Broughman, which would’ve been revealed to the judge and jury if there had been a trial.

March 8, Royalty said fire officials responded to call for a fire at Broughman’s residence, which contained some of his son’s, ex-wife’s and his own belongings.

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