Arson Captured on Video Gets Texas Man Prison Term

December 10, 2012

A 34-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting a fire at a home he didn’t know had video surveillance.

Prosecutors say Mario Guadalupe Meza wasn’t aware that his coming and going from the home where a fire broke out in January 2011 had been recorded.

A woman he was involved with in a child custody and support dispute lived in the house in League City, just north of Galveston. No one was at home at the time of the blaze.

A jury convicted Meza of arson. State District Judge David Garner sentenced him on Friday. Meza also had previous convictions for possession of a controlled substance.

He becomes eligible for parole in 10 years.

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