Man Pleads Guilty to Torching Virginia Motel Twice

July 14, 2011

A former employee has pleaded guilty to setting two fires at a motel in Ashland, Virginia that caused $2 million in damage.

Media outlets report that 23-year-old Jose Antonio Ramirez faces up to life in prison when sentenced Sept. 19.

Ramirez pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hanover County Circuit Court to two arson charges and two counts of burglary to commit arson.

The fires were set at the Super 8 motel on Dec. 11, 2010, and Dec. 18, 2010.

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