- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A homeless man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Tampa Bay area man.

A Pinellas County judge sentenced 49-year-old Gregg Daugherty on Wednesday after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder and arson.

Authorities say 69-year-old Gary Yarnell was found dead in May 2012 following a fire at his Pinellas Park home. Daugherty and 40-year-old Marita Hutchinson were arrested a month later in Kentucky. The two had been staying with Yarnell before his death. Authorities say they stole Yarnell’s car and several other belongings.

Hutchinson pleaded guilty last June to second-degree murder. She’s set to be sentenced April 15.



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