- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A man accused of setting 13 fires in San Jose in four days has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of arson and agreed to serve 40 years to life in prison for his crimes.

Santa Clara County deputy district attorney Bud Porter tells the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/1viAiDW ) that Patrick Brennan pleaded guilty Monday to 10 counts of arson, three counts of attempted arson and special allegations filed against him.

Porter says that under the plea bargain the 49-year-old ex-felon will serve nearly 13 years of a 15-year sentence in the arson case and then serve a minimum of 25 additional years before he could file for parole from the life sentence.

After his arrest, Brennan led police to the locations where he admitted he set 13 homes and other structures on fire between Jan. 8 and Jan. 12.


Information from: The San Jose Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com



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