Man pleads guilty to deadly house fire
McCRORY, Ark. (KAIT) - A man pleaded guilty Thursday to setting a house fire that claimed the lives of his wife and stepson.
Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Devin Holder said Steven Ray Holloway of McCrory pleaded guilty on Nov. 9 to two counts of second-degree murder.
A judge sentenced him to 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections on each count to run consecutively for a total of 60 years.
According to court documents, Holloway set fire to a Beedeville home on July 30, 2022, killing 60-year-old Catherine Ann Holloway and 43-year-old Keith Dewayne Woolbright.
During an interview with investigators, Holloway reportedly said he deliberately set fire to the home, knowing that his wife and stepson were inside asleep.
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