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Accomack County Reacts to Bundick's Guilty Plea

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Shown is one of the dozens of fires that occurred during the Accomack County arson spree that occurred between November 2012 and April 2013. Shown is one of the dozens of fires that occurred during the Accomack County arson spree that occurred between November 2012 and April 2013.

TASLEY, Va.-The fires in Accomack County are over but Victoria Baxter still has questions for convicted arsonists Tonya Bundick and Charles Smith.

"Why, why, why did this have to happen?" she asks. "And so many people, lives were put on hold because of this arson spree."

Baxter says it wasn't just the firefighters affected by the more than 60 arsons that occurred in the county between November 2012 and April 2013.

"Before I went to bed I always checked the Internet to see if another arson had happened and when it didn't you breathed a sigh of relief and when it did it was like, 'Oh my gosh, what next,'" Baxter said.

But slowly people are getting back to normal.

"It was scary, really scary," Sev Burkhead said. "You just didn't know if you were going to get a call from a friend or a relative saying that their home was on fire and it was scary because no one knew."

"The biggest comfort came from the fact that the fires stopped," said Veron Bell, he's happy Bundicks trial was held outside of Accomack County.

"I think it's a good idea the trial was moved to Virginia Beach because I'm sure she got a fair trial there," he said.

But others are not happy after on Tuesday Bundick made an Alford plea to one count of arson and one count of conspiracy to commit arson. They want Bundick to fully admit her guilt.

"I think she should just admit what she's done and ask god for forgiveness and move on," Jennifer Divine said.

 

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