- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

LAWTON, Mich. (AP) - A 44-year-old man says he set fire to a home to cover up the slayings of a southwestern Michigan couple.

MLive.com reports (https://bit.ly/1FyQSVt ) that Timothy Andrews pleaded guilty Friday in Van Buren County Circuit Court to second-degree murder and will face at least 20 years in prison.

He will be sentenced July 20.

Ronald Spangler Jr. and Michelle Gogins are serving life in prison after first-degree murder convictions in the 2002 deaths of 66-year-old Carlin Noble and 57-year-old Roberta Noble in their Lawton home, south of Grand Rapids.

Andrews told Judge Kathleen Brickley that his role “was to set the fires and cover up the crime scene.”

Andrews has been in prison since 2007. He was sentenced to 10 to 35 years for committing perjury in connection with the slayings.

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