Brian Anthony Kinch gets two years for May fire
Scales of justice
A 27-year-old Charlottetown man was sentenced Monday in provincial court to serve two years less a day in the provincial correctional centre for arson.
Brian Anthony Kinch, who had two prior convictions for arson, set fire in May to a storage building belonging to Bulldog Demolition in Hazelbrook.
Upon release from jail he will spend three years on probation.
While on probation he must undergo assessment, counseling and treatment if required, for any underlying issue that might have contributed to the commission of this offence.
Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr also issued a restitution order that will see the accused pay restitution to the demolition company's insurance provider and the company itself totaling over $40,000.
Kinch, who has mental health issues, turned himself into police and confessed to the crime.
Orr noted that arson can be a difficult crime to prove.
She said she took Kinch's confession of guilt into consideration in crafting her sentence.
With two priors for arson he could have received a federal sentence, she indicate.