- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Beclabito man has been sentenced to 366 days in federal prison for setting fire to his New Mexico home that he shared with his wife and children.

The FBI says 45-year-old Benjamin Joe Begay Jr. also was sentenced to three years of supervised release in federal court in Albuquerque.

Begay was arrested and indicted in August 2014 on a criminal complaint charging him with arson.

According to court filings, Begay set fire to his home on July 31, 2014 following an argument with his family.

The home was a total loss but there were no injuries.

Prosecutors say Begay pleaded guilty to arson in July 2014.

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